[talk-ph] Fwd: [OSM-talk] Directed Editing Policy

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 02:49:31 UTC 2017


The OSMPH community has done a lot of "directed editing" activities and
events in the past so the following forwarded announcement is relevant to
us.

Comments and suggestions are welcome and we will try to relay these to the
Foundation.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Frederik Ramm" <frederik at remote.org>
Date: Nov 22, 2017 2:38 AM
Subject: [OSM-talk] Directed Editing Policy
To: "Talk Openstreetmap" <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Cc:

I posted this announcement to osmf-talk 16 hours ago, where a little
> discussion has already taken place. It has been pointed out to me that
> it doesn't make sense to involve those who are not members in the
> initial survey, but then cut them out later, so here's the announcement
> below (even though, in the end, this is going to be a policy that the
> OSMF board decides on). As always, discussing this on both lists at the
> same time is going to be awkward but everyone should get a chance to
> comment. If you have something to say, please do check the existing
> thread on
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2017-
> November/004352.html
> so that we don't unnecessarily duplicate things.
>
>                                 ---
>
> Hi,
>
>    the DWG has prepared a policy on "Directed Editing" (former working
> title "Organised Editing Policy"). Read it here:
>
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Directed_Editing_Policy
>
> The policy picks up (but doesn't slavishly follow) the results of our
> survey, where it became obvious that transparency and communications are
> what mappers find most important about organised mapping efforts. The
> policy replaces the somewhat fuzzy terms of "paid" and "organised"
> editing with the concept of "directed editing", which is essentially
> when you're required to edit OSM (because of work, a school assignment
> etc) and/or when you're told by others exactly what and how to map.
>
> The DWG is interested in feedback on this proposal. Are you currently
> involved in some form of editing that would be covered by the policy?
> Does the policy present an unnecessary obstacle for some activities? If
> you have witnessed organised mapping efforts that caused problems -
> would these problems have been avoided if people had adhered to the
> proposed policy?
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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