[Talk-GB] [UK Chapter] Definition of OSM.

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sun Mar 20 19:12:34 UTC 2016


On 03/20/2016 06:36 PM, Gregory wrote:
> Included in the meeting on Thursday[1] was discussion on the definition
> of "OpenStreetMap" in the AoA.

It might be interesting to consider - unless you've done that already -
that the OSMF itself is *not* limited to supporting OpenStreetMap; in
fact OpenStreetMap (as a project) appears nowhere in the OSMF AoA.
Instead, the OSMF is established for

    (1) encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free
geospatial data; and

    (2) providing geospatial data for anybody to use and share.

Likewise, the boilerplate local chapter agreement only binds the parties
to (seek to) "mutually support the activities of the other".

So theoretically, if the OSMF should decide that the newly founded
LibreStreetMap project is worthier of support than OSM is, the OSMF
*could* support LibreStreetMap instead of (or in addition to) OSM, and
the local chapter would be expected to "mutually support" this activity.

This is all very hypothetical terrain of course but if you wanted to
keep the LC in sync with OSMF lingo then you'd have to speak of general
"free geospatial data" too, and not not specifically of OSM.


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