[Osmf-talk] Possible Fedi/Masto usage | Re: The use of Free and Open Source Software in the OpenStreetMap Foundation - FOSS...

Mikel Maron mikel.maron at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 11:42:22 UTC 2021

Hey Rory, for the benefit of everyone, I'm asking a few follow up questions here about Fediverse/Mastadon. 

As part of the CWG, we're considering this. The idea of ownership over posts, and easily posting to multiple channels are good, allowing people to read where they are (@openstreetmap has 74.5K followers on Twitter). My questions here are about the experience, reliability and dependencies.

How do you set up syndication? Is that built into osm.town, or via another site?

Does syndication automatically repost everything, or is another action needed? Why are some @openstreetmap tweets missing from https://en.osm.town/@openstreetmap? 

Do tweets posted by syndication from osm.town look identical as if posted directly in Twitter? Can you include photos? 

How do you @- someone on Twitter from osm.town? Retweet or reply to them?

Is there a way to share an account on osm.town with a group of people, to spread out responsibility for posting?


* Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron

On Friday, January 29, 2021, 01:17:40 PM EST, Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote: 

For those who missed the meeting, one of the good recommendations was to use Fediverse instead of Twitter (e.g. using Mastodon), like the https://en.osm.town/ instance (which I set up & co-mod).

In the last week or so, I've been in contact with the SotM recommending that the set up a crossposter so that the @sotm at en.osm.town account ( https://en.osm.town/@sotm ), and they seem ameniable, and I've also raised the topic on the Communication WG for @openstreetmap at en.osm.town ( https://en.osm.town/@openstreetmap ). So things might improve here! 🙂🙂

BTW Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere (POSSE) is a useful term if you haven't heard of it before https://indieweb.org/POSSE

On Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:04, Felix Delattre via osmf-talk <osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Policy Special Committee of 
> the OpenStreetMap Foundation has been asked by the Board of Directors 
> to assess the degree to which Free and/or Open Source Software or 
> Services are being used within the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF), the 
> board itself, the different working groups, and committees. Today we 
> presented the inventory we made in the committee to the board in its 
> monthly meeting, and now we want to share it with you as well.
> Diary post: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu/diary/395615
>  <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu/diary/395615>PDF report: 
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/File:FOSS_policy_special_committee_-_Report_on_FOSS_use_in_OSMF_2021-01.pdf
> Raw data sheets: 
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/File:FOSS_policy_special_committee_-_Report_inventory_data_2021-01.ods

>  <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu/diary/395615>
> Please take a look. Let us know what you think and support each other 
> on the way to a freer and even brighter future :) Thanks to everybody 
> involved!
> By the way, we always like to welcome new members to the special 
> committee, just reach out if you are interested in the topic and 
> joining.
> Best,
> Felix
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