[OSM-talk] Board decision on Crimea complaint

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 09:21:05 UTC 2018

sent from a phone

> On 11. Dec 2018, at 01:23, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:
> Is it serious or some joke/hoax?

it seems to be a significant shift at least, from following the on the ground rule as a general policy towards centralized top down decisions on a case by case basis by the board. 

This puts the stated role of the OSMF a as whole in question:

e.g. Core values:
Ground Truth: OSM favours objective “Ground Truth” over all other sources“

Mission statement: 
Does not decide what to map or how to map“

The OSMF Board:
Does not drive mapping in a particular direction
Does not decide what to map or how to map
Has no role in setting tags
Does not undermine the Working Groups by taking on tasks that could be advanced by them“


So likely the time the board has requested is because it is planning to consult with the community about changing the core values, which is also part of its responsibility: „
Sets core values for OSM (via consultation)“


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