[OSM-talk] WhatOSM, a guide for contribution tools

James james2432 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 18:17:03 UTC 2017


You would need to get approval from the OSMF if you wanted to still keep
WhatOSM

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 2:14 PM, PanierAvide <panieravide at riseup.net> wrote:

> Thanks for pointing this out. I'm clearly not an expert of legal issues,
> so the following may probably not make sense.
>
> <developer nonsense>
> 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.
> </developer nonsense>
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
>
> Adrien.
>
>
> 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>
> 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 :
>>
>> http://projets.pavie.info/whatosm/
>>
>> 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 :
>>
>> https://framagit.org/PanierAvide/WhatOSM
>>
>> 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 :
>>
>> https://www.transifex.com/openlevelup/whatosm/
>>
>> If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know :-)
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Adrien.
>>
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>> PanierAvide
>> Géomaticien & développeur
>>
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