[OSM-talk] SteveC should decide

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 02:29:30 BST 2009


On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:57 AM,  <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> Frederik said
>>
>> All this is possible *within* the existing OSM framework and without any
>> strong leader telling us where to go. I really do encourage you and all
>> those calling for leadership to get together, form your own advisory
>> board or tagging committee or whatever, create the structures you think
>> are required, and then offer them for voluntary use by the community.
>>
>
>
> This is likely to result in several insular communities. In particular I
> am considering that au mappers would write a tight set of guidelines for
> mapping and, as an example, we wouldn't have to worry about "residential
> vs unclassified in rural areas" for any other country - we would define
> our own strategy and stick to it.
> If Au does that, and the Argentinians make their own set of preferences,
> and other groups do the same, we will have a project with multiple forks.
> I don't really want to split the project, but if it becomes the only way
> to peace it will happen by itself.

I think we are quite capable of (voluntarily) collaboration across
country borders without needing an authority figure to enforce it.

Frederik's point is valid - if you want a tagging committee/working
group/whatever, start one. If you want an international tagging
committee, start one. If it's better than the current arrangement,
mappers will flock to it.




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