[Osmf-talk] Board decision on Crimea complaint

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Tue Dec 11 14:10:46 UTC 2018

On 10.12.18 19:14, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 10/12/2018 16:55, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> On November 17, the OSMF Board of Directors received a request to
>> review the Nov 14, 2018 Data Working Group decision regarding Crimea.
>> The Board decided that this decision is to be reversed and the
>> previous situation, as laid out in the May 5, 2014 Data Working Group
>> minutes, is to further remain in effect.
>> The board highly values the Data Working Group’s work and appreciates
>> the difficulty and complexity of the cases they are asked to review on
>> an ongoing basis.
>> A more comprehensive statement will follow in the next weeks.
> With respect that doesn't make much sense.
> Either you have a rationale for the decision, in which case you should
> state it, or you don't and just want to placate a vocal community.
> At the moment it sounds like you've decided what result you want and
> now you're going to desperately cast around for a way to rationalise
> that decision in the eventual statement.

Let's pause a bit. There have been more and more accusations about the
board lately.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers, working
groups and the board.
Personally, I put full trust in OSMF board and DWG on this mapping dispute.

As for this specific issue, I'd like to ask all OSMF members to be very,
very careful with this extremely sensitive issue. If one has not, it is
worth looking at the last few times annexation has happened in Europe.

> Tom

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