[Osmf-talk] DWG survey on organized editing

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Wed Oct 4 18:00:27 UTC 2017


Hi Frederik,

Maybe I remember things differently or this is a case of semantics. I
thought we had tasked the DWG to investigate which might result in a
policy.

-Kate



On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>
>
> I can explain why this question is leading - it's because DWG has been
> tasked by the OSMF board to work on a corporate editing policy, and not
> to find out if people want one. You could of course say we shouldn't
> have added the "I don't think we need a policy at all" point then. The
> OSMF board is convinced that some form of organised editing policy would
> be beneficial.
>
> The reason for this is that there have been a number of occurrences in
> the recent past of "under-the-radar" corporate editing of OSM, some of
> them detrimental. Occasionally these things arise from actively hostile
> behaviour on the part of the people doing the edits, but the
> overwhelming amount of corporate editing is well-intended. The board
> does not wish to stop corporate editing, but to give clear guidelines to
> ensure that corporate editing is done in a community-compatible way.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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