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

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Feb 18 09:00:31 GMT 2009

On 17 Feb 2009, at 15:30, Jonas Krückel (John07) wrote:

> Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) schrieb:
>> Having thought about this a bit overnight I personally feel that  
>> the project
>> should have an OSM specific blog that gets used for OSM community
>> announcements, worthy news items and OSMF announcements.  
>> Announcements are
>> easy as they report fact and it's just a matter of deciding if the
>> announcement is worthy of publication on a blog or not. News is a  
>> little
>> more subjective so needs a little more care. OSMF stuff is easy  
>> because OSMF
>> can decide internally before an announcement is made.
>> If the OSM community can establish a small moderator group they could
>> receive potential blog posts from anyone, the "image of the week"  
>> approach
>> as suggested by Peter. The group would hopefully also deal with  
>> language
>> issues if a post needs putting up in more than one language  
>> (alternative
>> versions perhaps on the wiki for instance).
>> It would also be nice for OSM to have a permanent archive of Steve's
>> personal blog posts to OGD that he and others made about the  
>> development and
>> progress of OSM in the early months/years.
> +1
> A OSM specific blog would also help to inform people on one place  
> about
> important news. A lot of people can´t read the mailinglists, forums  
> and
> all the wiki sites, thus it is hard for them to stay informed about
> important issues.

In some ways little would change and  it is possible that it will  
broadly be the same group of people posting. It would be great if we  
could retain all the 'goodness' from OGD. I am relaxed about OGD being  
transferred to the project and having a moderation policy for  
contributors that is similar to IOTW rather than creating a new one  
but that is Steve's shout. If he was willing to offer OGD to the  
community then that would be great and very generous. If he wants to  
keep it separate then we would need to ensure that there were people  
to write for the new one.



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