[OSM-talk] AND donate entire street network of Netherlands toOSM

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Jul 5 10:43:20 BST 2007


> Yeah, but marketing's usually a pejorative word in a crowd of geeks,
> and actually it's the good thing about OSM.

Well. Yes and no. I don't feel that marketing actually improves the  
community. Do people here really need to be told things like "hey,  
we're all great, this rocks, the project is cool, we'll be taking  
over the world, stay tuned, watch this, this is going to take off  
like crazy"? Is *this* what makes the community work? I don't think  
so. You can use that vis-a-vis people who are not yet addicted, but  
all of us know perfectly well how cool exactly the project is (and  
where, as a German saying goes, the dead dogs are buried). We all  
have made an informed decision to be with the project, to read these  
lists, and so on. We are here because we think (or feel) that the  
project is cool, or at least that the cool aspects outweigh those  
that suck. Not because we need our weekly fix of backslapping.


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