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

Christine Karch christine at hermione.de
Sat Nov 10 15:44:22 UTC 2018


This describes perfectly well my own feelings I have as part of
Geofabrik! And I hope I can "give a little bit back" supporting OSM with
hackweekends and work for sotm!

Am 10.11.18 um 13:59 schrieb Christoph Hormann:
> 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 
> function.
> 




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