[OSM-talk] WhatOSM, a guide for contribution tools
panieravide at riseup.net
Thu Sep 21 18:14:24 UTC 2017
Thanks for pointing this out. I'm clearly not an expert of legal issues,
so the following may probably not make sense.
The goal of this tool is to help new contributors, and making them more
easily start contributing to OSM. If we give it an obscure name, not
referring to OSM, then where is the link between this tool and OSM ? I
understand legal issues, but I hope that we don't loose of sight that we
are a community project, and we need some form of cohesion. Our tools
don't share so much except that they edit OSM data or help people doing
so. According to this policy, JOSM should have been named instead "Java
Editor for you-know-which-map-I'm-talking-about" ? Doesn't make sense to me.
However, if there is a way to keep the name and sign some sort of
contract, implying that I will not misuse the name or so, no problem,
that would be fair. But let's keep the fun in creating tools for OSM,
and not being able to name it using OSM is clearly boring plus
misleading for users.
Thanks for reading this nonsense, I'm totally open to find a way to
solve this potential naming issue, if someone can give me some hints
about it, it would be great.
Le 21/09/2017 à 19:53, James a écrit :
> You might want to reconsider the name as you started this project 2
> weeks ago and XYZosm or osmXYZ or OpenXYZMap are "copyrighted" and
> goes against the new usage policy.
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:45 PM, PanierAvide <panieravide at riseup.net
> <mailto:panieravide at riseup.net>> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As you may know, OSM has a whole set of tools allowing various
> thematic editing and contribution. Every contributor can find
> something to do, however when you are new to this world, you don't
> where these tools are and which one is made for you.
> In order to make it easier discovering contribution tools, and
> find the ones according to what you want to work on, I made a
> little web guide named WhatOSM. When answering three questions
> (level of difficulty, available time and if you are
> indoors/outdoors), you have a list of corresponding tools. You can
> try it here :
> It can be used by new contributors, but also more experimented
> ones, who don't know what to do anymore in their neighbourhood. It
> might be interested to show this to people when doing mapping
> parties. User interface works as well on desktop as on smartphone.
> This project is open source and is available on this repository :
> You can contribute to it by proposing tools which allow
> contributing more or less directly to OpenStreetMap. Also, if you
> speak English + another language, you can help translating the
> application :
> If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know :-)
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