[Osmf-talk] Directed Editing Policy

Yves yvecai at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 21:50:43 UTC 2017


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? 
Yves 

Le 21 novembre 2017 01:54:37 GMT+01:00, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> a écrit :
>Hi,
>
>   the DWG has prepared a policy on "Directed Editing" (former working
>title "Organised Editing Policy"). Read it here:
>
>https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Directed_Editing_Policy
>
>The policy picks up (but doesn't slavishly follow) the results of our
>survey, where it became obvious that transparency and communications
>are
>what mappers find most important about organised mapping efforts. The
>policy replaces the somewhat fuzzy terms of "paid" and "organised"
>editing with the concept of "directed editing", which is essentially
>when you're required to edit OSM (because of work, a school assignment
>etc) and/or when you're told by others exactly what and how to map.
>
>The DWG is interested in feedback on this proposal. Are you currently
>involved in some form of editing that would be covered by the policy?
>Does the policy present an unnecessary obstacle for some activities? If
>you have witnessed organised mapping efforts that caused problems -
>would these problems have been avoided if people had adhered to the
>proposed policy?
>
>Bye
>Frederik
>
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