[Osmf-talk] How can one help out OSM?

Joost Schouppe joost at osmfoundation.org
Fri Mar 27 15:51:17 UTC 2020

Hi Jo,

Thanks for offering help!

To extend on Allan's message, the working groups are working on all sorts
of issues and could use help. I'd recommend having a look at recent meeting
minutes (https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Group_Minutes) and see
if there's any topic there that interests you. Same for the Board - we have
a series of topics that we are forming "special committees" on, where Board
members work together with regular members to move things forward. Or just
think of what -you- would like to see happen, and see if you can find a
place where that would fit in. Most things that happen in OSMF, happen
because someone thinks they themselves should work on them! But if you
don't have a priority list in mind yourself, I'd be happy to have a chat
about my personal to do list - I'd be thrilled to outsource some of it :D


On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 2:57 PM Allan Mustard <allan at mustard.net> wrote:

> Operations Working Group continues to look for members who *don't want to
> be sysadmins* but are interested in helping with budgeting, forecasting
> demand so hardware/software needs can be predicted and budgeted for, that
> sort of back-office work, in case you have experience or willingness to
> learn.
> apm
> On 3/27/2020 8:34 AM, Matthew Gibb wrote:
> Hi Jo,
> For the mapping side of things, I think having a personal connection with
> where you map is always a good starting point for returning to OSM (eg
> places you're familiar with, neighboring towns that have received less
> attention on the map). Adding the additional details beyond what one can
> see in the imagery can go a long way.
> A recent blog post from Mapillary, OSM-US, GeoChicas, and HOT highlighted
> a number of ongoing mapping initiatives that could also use support, as
> well as other opportunities to contribute [1].
> While a longer term commitment, working groups within the OSMF would also
> benefit from increased involvement. While I can't speak to any specific
> group needs, I know it comes up often.
> All the best and welcome back,
> Matt
> [1]:
> https://blog.mapillary.com/update/2020/03/19/Mapping_in_the_Times_of_Covid-19_and_How_You_Can_H.html
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:59 PM Jo Walsh <metazool at fastmail.net> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Having a bit more time on one's hands, what are the most needed ways to
>> volunteer effort to support OSM? What's the pathway in for potential
>> contributors who may be new to OSM culture or have lost touch with it for a
>> while?
>> Cheers,
>> Jo
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