[Osmf-talk] Toward resolution of controversies related to iD

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Mon Jun 8 18:21:49 UTC 2020

My apologies, I sent my last message before barely even getting started.
Let me start again.

Thanks for asking the community for input on these issues.

I'm curious why the Foundation decided to focus just on the iD editor. Is
there a reason why the Foundation doesn't feel that similar projects should
have the same governance? I do applaud the consideration of creating a body
to adjudicate disputes with software projects. Does such a body suggest
that the Foundation will enter into agreements, much like the Local
Chapters agreement with all developers? Where this agreement stipulates the
rights and responsibilities of each organization and individual?

In the document, it states *OSMF recommends iD hold a quarterly (or so)
video meeting with iD stakeholders. *Who are those stakeholders?  Again,
why is this limited to just iD developers?

The next section asking iD developers to improve clarity of decision making
and communication. Again, why is this just limited to iD developers.

Lastly, the final paragraph recommends iD document how its Code of Conduct
is handled. I would strongly suggest rewording that to describe how the
Foundation will implement a Code of Conduct that covers all elements of
OpenStreetMap including developers, mailing lists, in person and video
meetings. Today when anyone asks, they are pointed to the Foundation's
etiquette guidelines. But exactly as was pointed out with iD, where is the
reporting process for the Foundations etiquette guidelines?  I strongly
urge the Foundation to use this time to correct this shortcoming and to
formally implement a Code of Conduct process.

As a member of the OSM US Code of Conduct committee, I would like to
clarify that we are not a private committee. Our names are published on the
wiki [1].

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_States

Clifford Snow

On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 2:47 PM Allan Mustard <allan at mustard.net> wrote:

> Dear OSMF Members,
> Please find attached a request for comment on possible approaches to
> resolving controversies related to upgrades to and modifications of the iD
> editor.  Please send back any responses via this mailing list.
> Thank you.
> Allan Mustard
> Chairperson, OSMF Board of Directors
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