[Talk-ca] openstreetmap.ca

Duncan Hill duncan at soncan.ca
Wed Mar 27 23:41:06 UTC 2013


I think the most practical and easiest thing to do would be to have a
trusted community member control it. I'm sure that we can come up with some
measures to ensure that we can contact the domain owner when necessary.


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:

> I wonder what a divorce layer would say about this!  If there were
> disagreements at some point, how could we assure that we control our domain?
>
> To this regard, I would prefer a solution where osm-ca domain is not
> controlled of OSMF.
>
> Pierre
>
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> *De :* Fabian Rodriguez <magicfab at member.fsf.org>
> *À :* Darryl Shpak <darryl at shpak.ca>
> *Cc :* Talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
> *Envoyé le :* Lundi 25 mars 2013 16h45
> *Objet :* Re: [Talk-ca] openstreetmap.ca
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> On 2013-03-25 10:33, Darryl Shpak wrote:
> > Good morning everyone,
> >
> > For the last several years I've owned the domain openstreetmap.ca.
> > [..]
>
> > So: I am just about to renew this domain for another year. I would
> > like to pass control of the domain over to the Canadian mapping
> > community, to someone who will do something -- anything! -- with it
> > that will be beneficial to Canadian users and/or mappers.
>
> Hello Darryl,
>
> Thanks for bringing up this resource on the list.
>
> If no one else has a better proposal, I'd like to offer the assistance
> of FACIL (http://facil.qc.ca) in managing this. I welcome any other
> members of this list to join me in this offer.
>
> FACIL is a non-profit based in Quebec province, doing advocacy for
> free open source software - these days we primarily focus on the
> government here in Quebec.
>
> I am sitting on the board as VP and we have a few competent admin
> resources, we have been reorganizing some of the hosting and content
> managament resources succesfully. We recently launched an internal
> ticket system and have access to free hosting via Koumbit.org.
>
> I also have access to other resources as a member of the Free Software
> Foundation but I believe the OSM project wiki combined with FACIL's
> guidance should be enough for anyone other contributors here to step
> in and add the missing glue.
>
> If nothing else, having FACIL own the domain and pay for it, and
> parking it until a formal project takes place would be logical for now.
>
> Going a bit further, I would at least redirect it to the OSM Canada
> wiki page [1], but that is up to you.
>
> Pending other discussions on this list, I am leaving that offer on the
> table. I have no urgency in adding another project to the many things
> I am involved in, but I can offer those resources now. I suppose some
> consensus will happen here.
>
> Cheers to all,
>
> Fabian
>
> - --
> Fabián Rodríguez
> http://fsf.magicfab.ca
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