[Osmf-talk] What if....
MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de
Thu Dec 21 14:35:08 UTC 2017
> What if we took pause to consider how we might move forward?
I am glad that after the election to the board you take the initiative
to bring something forward. And I somehow agree that we need to move on.
But on the other side, the OSMF has always been "just the official
representation of the OSM community" => it always was suppoprting the
community to have the project being running (e.g. by operating the
servers) in opposite of "controling the project". Some might think this
is a weakness which in one sense might be true. On the other side it is
one of the bigh strengths of the project resulting in an organic growth
of the project and the mappers feel as "this is my project". In the long
term this clearly is more beneficial for a non commerially oriented Open
Source project as people feel being a part of the project instead being
With your past experience in HOT: please keep in mind that OSM/OSMF is
not HOT/HOT Inc. This habit within HOT has maybe the goal to achieve a
lot of good things for the word, but it also caused quite some problems
within the OSM project. And I guess that a very wide amount of people
involved in the project are in favour of this "loose organisation" =>
please try not to turn the world arround!
And please always keep in mind: OSMF memers are (unfortunately) just a
very small fraction of the OSM community => maybe this special mailing
list is not the best place to discuss this topic.
BTW: yes I really would appreciate if more mapper would join the OSMF.
Merry XMas and a happy new year,
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