[OSM-talk] advertising

Christoph Eckert ce at christeck.de
Sun Jul 1 21:22:53 BST 2007


> > > I hear you all about wanting the map to be Free and pure. Really,
> > > I do. On
> >
> > the other hand I note that only two of you are foundation members.
> >
> > Umm, what?   I don't understand how this plays a part in the
> > conversation?
> Only Foundation members can vote in elections for officers.  No
> Foundation membership, no vote.  The Foundation officers that were
> available, were consulted about the adverts before they were
> integrated.  If people don't want to join the Foundation and
> participate in its democratic processes, they can't really complain
> when the Foundation makes a descision they disagree with.

why hasn't this been announced to the project members? And even if you 
were right, it would have been an act of politeness to first hear the 
community about the ads issue before making the decicion. At least if 
it comes to such an important topic like ads on maps.

Just my two cents.


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