[OSM-talk] Thoughts on OSM design, and looking forward and back

David Fawcett david.fawcett at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 15:20:44 GMT 2010

I have been contributing to OSM for several months, gulping down the
Kool Aid.  Man, was it sweet and fruity nectar.

Lately, this juice is starting to taste really bitter and I am
starting to see giant multi-colored spiders in the shadows...

I love the idea of OSM, I love mapping my world and worlds that I
don't know anything about, but I have to say that the 'OSM community'
is not what it first appeared to be.  I wouldn't worry about creating
newbie editors to bring in new mappers when the banter on the mailing
lists is likely to scare them away from making any serious
contributions to the map.

And, I thought that the OSM TagWankers list was the painful one to read...


On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:32 AM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010, SteveC wrote:
>> This is starting to get silly that everyone else can have a free for
>> all which I largely ignore, but if I legitimatly call someone out,
>> even in negative tones, thats a crime of the highest order and not
>> only that you don't even go check that  i apologised already!
> I advise, from my professional role, that you learn how to criticise without
> involving the individual personally, and that you learn to separate your anger
> from your replies.
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