[OSM-talk] Poll on Governance, what constitutes news, wiki front page
adam.lists at dotankstudios.com
Tue Jun 14 23:18:04 BST 2011
On 13 June 2001, at 14:49, Dermot McNally wrote:
> > So I ask any interested parties and Richard: please respond with a
> > definition of what constitutes "news" and/or some reasoning that it is "one
> > person's hobbyhorse", otherwise I will revert you back. Also if you want to
> > raise awareness of the poll, I would appreciate some support here! ;)
> It was put very succinctly by somebody earlier - paraphrasing, you
> know something is news if it's important enough that somebody other
> than the person who did it thinks it's news. In a similar vein,
> Wikipedia takes a dim view of people writing an article about
IMHO an open discussion on the future of OSM and it's governance is definitely newsworthy and should definitely be somewhere that is prominent enough for as many people/mappers as possible to engage with. On that basis the front page seems a very appropriate place for this.
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