[OSM-talk] OpenStreetBugs - open or not?

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 08:41:16 GMT 2009

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 11:24 AM, Florian Lohoff <flo at rfc822.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 11:12:53AM +0000, Christoph Böhme wrote:
>> Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> schrieb:
>> > An API would be cool of course but as OSM itself
>> > proves, if you offer dumps then others can do the API ;-)
>> There is an openstreetbug-plugin for josm. It works by parsing the
>> javascript responses from the openstreetbugs-website. So, there is
>> already some kind of API which makes it possible to use openstreetbugs
>> in other application.
>> I would be happy to contribute to a redevelopment of openstreetbugs. A
>> while ago I started to use it extensively mostly for notes to myself and
>> to-do items. By using osb in these new ways, I began to miss a number
>> of features like assigning a bug to someone, keeping old bugs for
>> reference (especially if they turned out to be wrong), and having
>> different types or importances of bugs. I would also love to see an
>> "Report Bug" tab next to the edit tab on openstreetmap.org.
> I second this - OpenStreetBugs has become a very important reporting
> tool that Aunt Tilly who has very good local knowledge can report
> bugs/inconsistencys/missing features to the mappers.
> I think its worth beeing included on the main page - Probably it would
> be a good idea to make it more open, put the code into svn, make the
> database schemas visible so that we do not depend on a single person.

Has there been any development on this or is OSB still just as closed?

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