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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Thu Sep 21 18:28:38 UTC 2017

They are

a) not copyrighted

b the TM policy will allow certain community use of the trademarks that
previously was not clearly permitted and defines going forward what is
acceptable and what not.

That said, for the reasons mentioned in the policy, you should avoid
*OSM* names. Not to mention that on more general principles they are not
a good idea.


On 21.09.2017 19:53, James wrote:
> 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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