[OSM-talk] "News blog" link - to blogs.openstreetmap.org?

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Mon Feb 16 22:17:51 GMT 2009

On 16 Feb 2009, at 11:31, Peter Miller wrote:

> On 15 Feb 2009, at 14:29, 80n wrote:
>> So, what makes opengeodata.org the official OpenStreetMap blog  
>> anyway?  It's linked prominently on the OSM front page.  Who  
>> contributes to it?  I have an account there and most posts appear  
>> to be from OSMF board members but I don't know if all board members  
>> have an account and in the past there have been posts from non- 
>> board members as well.
> Would it be appropriate for the foundation to have its own blog  
> (from the foundation.openstreetmap.org website). This would be for  
> foundation directors to post about foundation matters.
> I suggest that there should also be a more general OSM blog at  
> blog.openstreetmap.org where a range of OSM bloggers who are  
> 'trusted' can post of OSM news. The way of moderating 'trusted'  
> bloggers would develop over time as has the process for choosing the  
> 'image of the week'.
> I suggest that opengeodata is a separate thing and should loose its  
> close association with OSM.

As you both know several years of work went in to that blog, and not  
just by me. Maybe you should both think twice before dismissing it all.



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