[Osmf-talk] Organized Editing Best Practice

Yves yvecai at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 23:11:13 UTC 2017

Hi Rob, 
Sure, here was my feeling a few weeks ago about the Directed Editing Policy (https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Directed_Editing_Policy) :

"While the content of the policy is more or less OK with me, I think the overall tone could be lighter. 
I don't understand why this couldn't be written down as a guideline or 'good practice' instead of a policy. It could become a policy later. Where is the fun of OSM here? "

Please note that I don't comment precisely on the content of the DWG or AB document, nor that I don't recognize the particular amount of energy put in establishing the policy draft. 
However, I would find it better in the form for the OSMF to endorse a lighter guideline as a first step. I see guidelines or best practices more welcoming than policies. 

Le 12 décembre 2017 21:07:29 GMT+01:00, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> a écrit :
>Hi Yves,
>To prevent this becoming voting for one or the other (which isn't
>particularly helpful) could I kindly ask that you provide a bit more
>context. What is it that makes you feel this way?
>For an example of the level of detail they helps please see Tobias'
>response where he provided context to the concerns he has with what the
>has published.
>Thank you,
>On 12 Dec 2017 7:09 p.m., "Yves" <yvecai at gmail.com> wrote:
>I already express my preference for a guideline instead of a policy,
>Best Practices are going to the direction I favor .
>Le 11 décembre 2017 20:00:42 GMT+01:00, Marc Prioleau <marc at mapbox.com>
>écrit :
>> The OSMF Board has tasked the DWG to come up with a policy, consult
>> stakeholders, and suggest something to the Board on Organized
>> Stakeholders on the OSMF Advisory Board have also been discussing
>> topic since early this summer, participated in the survey, and since
>> beginning of October, we have been formulating our current collective
>> practice” in this document. This is meant as input to help further
>the OSMF
>> designed process.
>> The guidelines outline best practices for organized editing based on
>> experiences from several companies and organizations. The goal is to
>> standardize around a set of practices that encourage involvement in
>> OpenStreetMap, contribute high quality mapping, provide transparency
>> practices and provide support for and cooperation with local and
>global OSM
>> communities.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Organized_Editing_Best_Practice
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