[Osmf-talk] DWG survey on organized editing

John Crowley bostoncello at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 18:32:29 UTC 2017


I was also disappointed in the design of the survey. I would have expected
its design to be open to community review before its launch. The bias that
the authors did not see might have been pointed out and corrected.

- John



On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:

> 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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