[OSM-talk] Board decision on Crimea complaint

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Mon Dec 10 17:14:42 UTC 2018

On 10/12/2018 16:55, Martijn van Exel wrote:

> On November 17, the OSMF Board of Directors received a request to review the Nov 14, 2018 Data Working Group decision regarding Crimea.
> The Board decided that this decision is to be reversed and the previous situation, as laid out in the May 5, 2014 Data Working Group minutes, is to further remain in effect.
> The board highly values the Data Working Group’s work and appreciates the difficulty and complexity of the cases they are asked to review on an ongoing basis.
> A more comprehensive statement will follow in the next weeks.

With respect that doesn't make much sense.

Either you have a rationale for the decision, in which case you should
state it, or you don't and just want to placate a vocal community.

At the moment it sounds like you've decided what result you want and
now you're going to desperately cast around for a way to rationalise
that decision in the eventual statement.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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