[Osmf-talk] Corporate Membership: Response from SotM-WG

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Mon May 30 17:00:32 UTC 2016

Hello Gregory,

I read the response, and I would like just to make a technical remark.

The metal Platinum was not known in antiquity. It was discovered in the 
18th century by Antonio de Ulloa. Since 2015 Platinum is significantly 
cheaper than Gold, - just type in Google: "price of gold and platinum" 
(1214 USD vs. 979 USD). It was a historical shift.

The are several fundamental reasons for that, - Platinum is not required 
for diesel engine catalytic converters in such quantities as before, as 
a technology changed, and Platinum is not too popular on the current 
major jewellery markets of China and India, and some other.

Our civilization is built from metals, and people in many industries 
actually know the value of metals. In my opinion, the best way to avoid 
legal claims is not to offer contracts which conditions may be construed 
as misleading.

Is this outdated metaphor the only one possible? Could it be say 
Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama,  James Cook 
levels? Or Hamlet, Village, Town, City, Metropolis levels? Or Startup, 
Business, Growth, Enterprise? English is one of the most vocabulary rich 
languages out there.

Best regards,

On 30/05/16 16:02, Gregory Marler wrote:
> Hello all,
> Recently the OSMF Board posted a proposal on corporate memberships and 
> opened up consultation on it. Many of you have responded on this list 
> (and I imagine off-list too).
> The State of the Map Working Group (SotM WG), which is a a group of 
> volunteers organising OSMF's international conference(it's going to be 
> fab), have also responded to the board's consultation.
> For those of you that would like to read our response, it is available 
> online here: 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QyGv47_yBGBwBYMM3ldC3skpEhmvAz9Q_LsZQ3Ey92s/edit?pref=2&pli=1
> Hope to see many of you in Brussels,
> Gregory.
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