[Talk-ca] openstreetmap.ca

Gordon Dewis gordon at pinetree.org
Wed Mar 27 14:04:16 UTC 2013

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On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM, Darryl Shpak <darryl at shpak.ca> wrote:

> Of all the suggestions offered, OSMF seems like the most natural fit to 
> me. That seems like it would very much keep the domain in the hands of 
> the community, instead of an individual, which would guard against the 
> individual becoming disinterested or unavailable. The biggest roadblock 
> would be if that violated any of CIRA's rules (I'll poke around and see 
> what I can learn).
> And I would LOVE to see a group of community members actually DO 
> something with the domain :-)
> Thanks to everyone who has offered suggestions and assistance! If there 
> are no compelling objections, I will start the transfer of the domain to 
> OSMF in a few days.
> - Darryl
> On 3/27/2013 7:42 AM, Richard Weait wrote:
>> I understand the interest in OSMF holding the openstreetmap.ca 
>> <http://openstreetmap.ca> domain.   To balance that, there is a 
>> requirement that .ca domains be held by some body with a legitimate 
>> interest or residence in Canada.  (Or something like that).  If OSMF 
>> (being a UK not for profit) does not meet that requirement, we're left 
>> with holding on to it for ourselves in some way.
>> I'm all for whatever we decide.  Especially if we can lighten the load 
>> for Daryl, and allow more contribution from the community.
>> Thank you Daryl, for thinking to get the domain when it was available, 
>> and for holding it safely for so long.  I know that you and I talked 
>> about doing something with it a while back, and neither of us did.  I 
>> don't think you've done anything "anti-community" with respect to the 
>> domain.  And I think that starting this conversation amply 
>> demonstrates that you are one of the good guys.
>> So, thanks again!
>> Among the options, for the domain I suppose, are:
>> - investigate getting OSMF to hold it
>> - continue to have a trusted community member hold the domain
>> - allow a trusted company to hold it
>> - form a company to hold it on our behalf
>> - something else(?)
>> I'll ask about OSMF holding it.  And I'd be willing to hold it on 
>> behalf of OSMF and or "the Canadian community"
>> And I'd like to see, as a separate step, a group of us put our heads 
>> and volunteer hours together to actually do something with it.  :-)
>> Best regards,
>> Richard
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