[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] OSMF Board face-to face meeting: Suggest the topics and issues that matter to you

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sat May 11 21:30:13 UTC 2019

On Saturday 11 May 2019, Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski wrote:
> I disagree with publishing and plus-one'ing questions in this thread,
> as it skews the naturally occuring topics from everyone into some
> direction. There are a bunch of different issues, and "should not
> work on anything else before resolving this" is a straight
> derailment.

I think you are misinterpreting the nature of the survey here - this was 
discussed during the last board meeting:


and is clearly meant not as a representative poll (for which it is 
obviously unsuited) but as a way to gather a broad spectrum of 

It is good that the board with the survey offers a simple way to make 
suggestions also non-publicly.  But public discourse is the heart and 
soul of an open community like OSM and the idea that answering to this 
survey publicly or having a public discussion on it skews the opinion 
of people seems a rather negative view of how people form and evaluate 
their opinion.  Learning about and discussing different views and 
opinions is always beneficial for a balanced perspective and a 
qualified opinion.

If you disagree that the topic i suggested should have priority over all 
other topics that is perfectly fine.  But i don't see how me having 
this opinion on priorities is inappropriate.  If you have other matters 
you consider equally or more important i would be glad to hear about 
them (and i am sure so would the board).

Christoph Hormann

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