[OSM-talk] Summary of the irc meeting.
tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 15:20:08 BST 2006
On 4/7/06, Etienne Cherdlu <openstreetmap-L at gj0.net> wrote:
> If you don't reward contributors like this then the project will
> pretty quickly fork and that would be a really bad thing.
What's the reward? Membership to OSMF? Some reward!
Where would forking the project get anyone? I can see how US members
might want to fork the project, if they don't like the proposed import
of TIGER. For others, how would a perceived lack of reward be fixed
by forking the project?
I think free maps are their own reward. Setting minimum requirements
for membership only encourages a crapflood. I am similarly against
publishing lists of top contributors/editors/coders. This is web
community 101 - any system that can be gamed will be.
My suggestion of requiring postal address or phone number is in
response to a general concern that people might try to get more than
one vote. It's not actually a concern I share, so I'll leave it
> Why make it so difficult - who are you trying to keep out? Ed Parsons?
Mickey Mouse, Postman Pat, Michael Jackson, Tony Blair and John
Lennon. (Ever tried to get signatures/names for a mailing list or
petition? It's amazing how many of these you get).
More information about the talk