[Talk-GB] Survey: A "UK/GB OpenStreetMap group"?

Harry Wood mail at harrywood.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 17:15:59 UTC 2015

Well done setting up the survey Rob. Good to see something happening. I think we should get our asses in gear and start forming some sort of organisation.

I was surprised your survey didn't have a question "What d'you think the organisation should be called?", because this is the question which has been vexing me. It would be quite interesting to know what name and geographic configuration most people would vote for.

OSMGB or OSMUK? It's not just a matter a geo/naming preference. There's quite a few existing named things to consider. This mailing list being one example. I've listed various things here:

Down the pub with TomH and gravitystorm we seemed to be preferring "OSMUK" last time we chatted about this, although since then I've started hosting osmgb.org.uk on my server (a minor point in OSMGB's favour)

Of course we could call it something else entirely, but both OSMGB and OSMUK are nice short simple names.

From: Nick Whitelegg <nick.whitelegg at solent.ac.uk>
To: "talk-gb at openstreetmap.org" <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 9:37
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Survey: A "UK/GB OpenStreetMap group"?

I agree; I don't really see what harm a UK group would have; after all, there are local OSM groups in other countries, so why not here?

No-one's being asked to stump up money for servers etc just yet; it's just an initial survey.



From: Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net>
Sent: 13 July 2015 19:08
To: Dave F.; Andy Mabbett; Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Survey: A "UK/GB OpenStreetMap group"? 
I don't think anyone has a veto. Why would it harm you if this went ahead?

On 13 July 2015 19:00:56 GMT+01:00, "Dave F." <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote: 
Find out first if people want it, rather than ask how they think it should be implemented.
>On 13/07/2015 14:03, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>On 13 July 2015 at 12:39, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>>    there's no option to disagree with the whole proposal
>>What else do you suppose the "Strongly disagree" column is for?
>>(Though how you expect disagreement with a group of people deciding to start an organisation to stop them is beyond me)
>>Andy Mabbett
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