[Osmf-talk] Welcome Mat for Organizations

Austin Zhu austinzhu666 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 19:32:59 UTC 2018


Hi!

Just want to mention that the Electronic map service, Tianditu, operated by
National Geomatics Center of China, also uses OpenStreetMap like the way
Baidu maps do.

Maybe you can add it to the list, and here is the link
http://map.tianditu.gov.cn

Regards,
Austin

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 04:22 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 11/28/18 12:02, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> > 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.
>
> The idea was started on the OSMF board of directors in a face-to-face
> meeting long ago; we never discussed who should be maintaining it after
> it was published, and it was certainly never our shared or stated
> intention to have the advisory board develop or maintain it.
>
> The advisory board is likely not the right group to explain to
> businesses and other organisations what the community wants, and doesn't
> have the structure to take editorial control of a site like that - who
> on the AB would have commit rights and how would the AB decide?
>
> In terms of accountability and transparency the AB is weaker than the
> average OSM body; there's a high danger of a dominant person or group in
> the AB simply deciding what they want and the others wouldn't even
> notice. As is indeed proven here where some people say that the AB "took
> the lead on this" and others on the AB weren't aware.
>
> On the other side I don't want to ask the DWG to do stuff they're not
> asking for themselves.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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