[Osmf-talk] Voting "recommendations" by employers (straw poll)

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sat Nov 10 12:59:25 UTC 2018

On Saturday 10 November 2018, Mikel Maron wrote:
> People who can do OSM professionally are not second class
> citizens, who lack ability to think for themselves.

As someone who works with OSM professionally i have to disagree here.  I 
consider myself a second class OSM community member because of my 
professional involvements.  Not because i feel being treated as a 
second class citizen by others but because i know that OSM could not 
function exclusively with professionals like me without individual 
local hobby craft mappers while OSM could perfectly function with 
exclusively local hobby craft mappers without professionals being 
involved in the project.  This makes professionals second class 
citizens of the project in my eyes who are (hopefully) welcome and 
appreciated by the OSM community because of the contributions they make 
but who need to stay in a subordinate role en large for the project to 

Christoph Hormann

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