[Osmf-talk] Fwd: Candidacy: OSMF Board

Ben Abelshausen ben.abelshausen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 16:35:15 UTC 2017


You are right, my questions to all candidates are:

- do you think we should grow the OSMF membership to include more regular
mappers and if yes how we should do that? What role should local chapters
play here?
- how do you think we should hande cultural issues like language, excluding
for example non-english speaking communities? It's hard for some to
- do you think we should actively support communities struggling for basic
resources to map or is that a task for HOT or other similar orgs or perhaps
shouldn't be done at all?

Anyway, sorry if I've contributed to driving the discussion off-topic, I
apologize for that.

If I need to post these questions somewhere else that's fine. Did I see a
wiki page somewhere?


On 24 Nov 2017 1:56 pm, "Stefan Keller" <sfkeller at gmail.com> wrote:

Kate, Ben, all,

Perhaps I'm missing something, but I did not yet get your questions to
the candidate(s).
I think we've all agreed that Severins reply was rude.
So, let's get back on this thread.
Some - including me - have put questions and/or criteria on the table.
Now I hope the candidates (here: Heather) get a chance to comment on those.


2017-11-24 13:40 GMT+01:00 Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>:
> On Friday 24 November 2017, Ben Abelshausen wrote:
>> If it truly is the case that only those related to HOT are speaking
>> out against this kind of behaviour then I think the OSMF has big
>> problems with how it treats it's members.
>> I haven't checked who is a member where so I don't know. Why is that
>> even the issue? The only thing I was saying is that this kind of way
>> of treating others is a step too far. What does my membership
>> anywhere else have to do with any of this?
> Ben,
> may i suggest you take a minute when replying to people in this
> discussion and read what you reply to carefully to make sure to
> interpret what is written in the way it is meant?
> I have been very considerate and calm in this discussion explaining my
> views carefully and as clear as i can and reading what i replied to
> carefully to make sure i correctly understand everyone - despite being
> more than once interpreted in a distorting way by others (like by you
> above).
> The statements and questions from you i cited above are clearly
> suggestive and full with implications but without expressively stating
> an opinion others can reply to.  If you read my mail carefully you will
> see the questions you formulated are actually answered in there from my
> perspective.  You could reply to what i wrote arguing the points i make
> and try to convince me to change my mind but you choose not to.
> IMO it is much more this style of communication that leads to a
> difficult and non-productive atmosphere here than the singular
> unfriendly mail by Severin that triggered the whole thing.
> --
> Christoph Hormann
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