[Osmf-talk] Welcome Mat for Organizations

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 13:23:44 UTC 2018

Hi Christoph,

I cannot speak for the others who wrote positive congratulatory emails to
thank those who got this Welcome Mat started. From my perspective: Yes I
have read that page - it is great isn't it. What a wonderful resource to be
able to direct interested organisations at. So amazing to see OpenStreetMap
used by all of these companies, governments, educational institutions,
media and third sector organizations. I assume the plan is to translate
these pages as well, and I cannot wait to see what other organisations get
added as it goes through translation. The number of users of OSM continues
to astonish me :-)

On the point about the CWG: You'd need to get their confirmation that they
have the spare capacity to pick this up. I shall leave it to them to
comment on that.

With best regards,

On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 at 11:07, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>

> On Tuesday 27 November 2018, Mikel Maron wrote:
> > https://welcome.openstreetmap.org/
> Have all those full of praise for this actually read
> https://welcome.openstreetmap.org/about-osm-community/consumers/
> Do you find anything odd about it?
> On a more general note it was always my assumption that maintainence of
> this would be turned over to the OSM community once the first version
> is done.  It is somewhat questionable to not have the CWG lead the
> design of such a document in the first place but given we have a result
> now there is no real need to question that in retrospect.  But AFAIK
> this would be the first part of openstreetmap.org that is under direct
> control of the OSMF board - which does not seem such a good idea.
> Long story short:  I think it would be a good idea to turn over control
> and responsibility for further maintainance and improvement of this to
> the CWG in line with the OSMF mission statement which states for the
> board's scope:
> "Does not undermine the Working Groups by taking on tasks that could be
> advanced by them"
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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