[Talk-us] GeoBadges 1.0 for OpenStreetMap

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Tue Nov 17 21:11:12 UTC 2015


Hi Simon,

What do you mean by address the OSM side of things? People all over the
world are encouraging teenagers to contribute to OSM, this has been on
going for years. Steven removed the part which encouraged people under the
age of 13. What is the issue?

-Kate

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> Thais good, but doesn't address the OSM side of things.
>
> Historically, aka pre 2013 revision of COPPA, we couldn't touch sub
> 13teeners with a long pole. That may have improved a bit, theoretically,
> with the 2013 revision of COPPA, but nobody has actually done the foot- and
> paperwork involved to find out and address any issues.
>
> I don't want to dig too deep in to the things that might be considered
> problematic given general US paranoia on such topics, but I would consider
> completely ignoring this a bit risky.
>
> Simon
>
>
> Am 17.11.2015 um 19:03 schrieb Steven Johnson:
>
> Hi Simon,
> The developers selected the Credly platform specifically so that the OSM
> community is not in the business of collecting and managing personally
> identifiable information (PII). Also, we're doing two things to insure
> GeoBadges users understand terms and conditions of the badging process:
>
> 1. We're adding language to the 'About' section of the site to clarify
> the relationship: *"**For GeoBadge earning and issuing, we work with the
> Credly.com platform. Credly manages all earner-level data and security. By
> partnering with Credly, we can help earners increase the impact of their
> achievements by sharing it on social media platforms and connecting to
> other digital badging projects that also use Credly. To learn more about
> Credly, visit credly.com <http://credly.com/>.*
>
> *GeoBadges complies with the COPPA and DCMA laws of the United States.
> Only individuals age 13+ are eligible to earn GeoBadges. If any content on
> the site seems inappropriate or out of compliance, please contact us
> immediately at  <geobadges at americangeo.org>geobadges at americangeo.org
> <geobadges at americangeo.org>."*
>
> 2. We're removing the Grade 3-5 option, since clearly that would be
> marketed to under 13.
>
> Thanks for your concern. Hope I've addressed your question. Best regards,
>
>
> -- SEJ
> -- twitter: @geomantic
> -- skype: sejohnson8
>
> "Wretches, utter wretches, keep your hands off beans!" - v.141, *On
> Nature, *Empedocles
>
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 6:59 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:
>
>>
>> I assume that you have got legal advice on the COPPA related consequences
>> of your activities and are willing to share this with the OSMF?
>>
>> Simon
>>
>>
>> Am 17.11.2015 um 02:45 schrieb Steven Johnson:
>>
>> Hello list,
>>
>> Just in time for #OSMGeoweek, TeachOSM with support from Mapstory.org and
>> American Geographical Society, has released the first OpenStreetMap
>> Surveyor I badge.[1]
>>
>> The badge is aimed at the newest open mappers of any age and is awarded
>> for successful acquisition of basic editing skills on OpenStreetMap. We
>> envision this badge to be the first in a constellation of more specialized
>> badges based on skill sets, domains, area knowledge, and so forth. For more
>> info on the mechanics of GeoBadges, see the AGS blog post[2].
>>
>> We have a special deal during OSMGeoweek: Anyone who maps in any of the
>> #100Mapathons, #MissingMaps, #PeaceCorps, or #HOT events during OSMGeoweek
>> will be eligible to claim the badge. Just make sure to comment your
>> changeset with one of the 2015 OSMGeoweek hashtags so we can find it.
>>
>> Happy Mapping, everyone...
>>
>> [1] http://bit.ly/1NAhybF
>> [2] http://bit.ly/1Pwsi0G <https://t.co/nfsoqNYFvW>
>> -- SEJ
>> -- twitter: @geomantic
>> -- skype: sejohnson8
>>
>> "Wretches, utter wretches, keep your hands off beans!" - v.141, *On
>> Nature, *Empedocles
>>
>>
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