[Talk-us] GeoBadges 1.0 for OpenStreetMap

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Nov 18 01:26:47 UTC 2015

Am 18.11.2015 um 01:26 schrieb Kate Chapman:
> Hi Simon,
> The groups releasing Geobadges "TeachOSM with support from
> Mapstory.org and American Geographical Society" are not large
> multi-million dollar US organizations. None of them have highly paid
> in-house lawyers. Thank you for pointing out the legislation, do you
> hangout on all of the other country specific lists to point
> out legislation to people?
> I was an active member of the community in 2009 and I'm unaware of any
> specific discussions of this nature. There have been efforts to
> perform outreach to high schools and scouts at least since that time.
> If something was too sensitive to minute, then how is anyone supposed
> to know that is the case?
The 2009 public discussions were, well, public, and mainly in the
context of the contributor terms and other T&Cs (see the legal-talk
archives), further there is at least one draft of a OSM privacy policy
with relevant text (which likely started to bitrot immediately) see

As to other records, there are two problems: a) the OSMF wiki site isn't
searchable so finding something is near impossible, and b) there is no
guarantee that something was minuted in the first place, particularly if
it was advice received from counsel (former boards have been very
concerned about that) As a result I can just relate hearsay that the
board or at least the subset that made up the LWG at the time, was
informed and aware of the issue.


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