[Osmf-talk] Tasking manager

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Nov 30 11:19:16 UTC 2015

I should point out that I've been running an instance of the tasking
manager that is open to all for a long time, just as openstreetmap.us
and likely others have been running their own instances too.

Just checked it says "OSM tasking manager" too, so I wouldn't get too
upset about that (it is a rather old version that I haven't updated
yet). Naturally in the case of my instance it is fairly clear that it is
not claiming to be anything special wrt OSM, which naturally HOT
shouldn't imply either (outside of it being the instance for HOT). But
obviously HOT can set up any rules it wants for access to services that
it runs.


Am 30.11.2015 um 11:47 schrieb Rod Bera:
> Hi all,
> Have you noticed the HOT tasking manager is now the OSM tasking manager?
> This is quite normal as the TM has for long proved to be a super asset
> to the OSM community as a whole, and has its place in the OSM commons.
> At the same time there is a call to donate on the TM page. Do you donate
> to OSM?
> No you donate to HOT. I see an issue there. Unless HOT is OSM?
> And do you now that at the same time the HOT TM changed its name to OSM
> TM, mechanisms were put in action to increase HOT's control on the TM?
> HOT controls the TM. If you want to set up a task you need to get a
> certification delivered by HOT, and HOT alone. This certification can be
> obtained following a dedicated HOT training program. Training is good,
> this is not the point. The fact that HOT has power to decide who can
> post a task and who can't is a problem.
> Calling it OSM TM and in the same time trying to substantially increase
> HOT's presence on OSMF board: I wish it was just a coincidence.
> Unless HOT means OSM?
> I suggest that OSMF takes charge of the TM for the Tasking Manager to
> genuinely become the OSM Tasking Manager.
> As for HOT getting disproportionate influence over OSMF (or not), it's
> our responsibility to vote accordingly.
> Cheers,
> Rod
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