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

PanierAvide panieravide at riseup.net
Thu Sep 21 18:22:53 UTC 2017


As this is new, is there a dedicated email contact to reach people 
handling this ?

Regards,

Adrien.


Le 21/09/2017 à 20:17, James a écrit :
> 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 
> <mailto: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 <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 :
>>
>>         http://projets.pavie.info/whatosm/
>>         <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
>>         <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/
>>         <https://www.transifex.com/openlevelup/whatosm/>
>>
>>         If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know :-)
>>
>>         Regards,
>>
>>         Adrien.
>>
>>         -- 
>>         PanierAvide
>>         Géomaticien & développeur
>>
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