[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] Candidate's views? Re: Board decision on Crimea complaint

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Tue Dec 11 14:19:21 UTC 2018

On 11.12.18 15:10, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 December 2018, Vladimir Agafonkin wrote:
>> Pretending
>> OSM is out of politics when solving an inherently political issue
>> does not help, because then you take a political side implicitly
> And here you are disqualifying yourself from the discussion because you 
> essentially reject the possibility that OSM can function as a cross 
> cultural, cross ideology project to document the verifiable geography 
> of the world.  If you don't think that is possible and think that OSM 
> when mapping the world has to take a political side maybe OSM is not 
> the right project for you.  Because that is the most fundamental idea 
> behind our project.

Christoph, you have been on the receiving end, people suggesting you
should be disqualified from discussion because of your aggressive
comments. I disagreed with those people, and I disagree with your attack
about being "disqualified" in this case.

International country borders are political. Internal borders are
political. As a community we must be able to consume that part of reality.

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