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

James james2432 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 18:23:51 UTC 2017


https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Contact

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 2:22 PM, PanierAvide <panieravide at riseup.net> wrote:

> 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>
> 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.
>>>
>>> --
>>> PanierAvide
>>> Géomaticien & développeur
>>>
>>>
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