[OSM-talk] "The Future of Free and Open-Source Maps" Slashdot.org , Saturday February 17, 2018

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Tue Feb 20 11:37:49 UTC 2018

I replied to joosts mail here

Am 20.02.2018 um 08:57 schrieb joost schouppe:
> This discussion shows once again how great we are at generating smart
> ideas. That definitely is not our problem. But all ideas are equal and
> will only get executed if the one who posited them executes them. As
> the project becomes more complex, that means you can either play in a
> corner by yourself, or try to effect change as an individual. It also
> means power to the devs and the time-rich, not to the community at
> large. None of which is optimal. 
> We need a way to turn a thread into competing ideas, and to turn
> winning ideas into actions. I'm not sure how we can do that, but I'm
> enthousiastic about Bryan Housel's just-do-it project of using a
> github issue tracker for that (see his position statement for the
> OSM-US elections [1]). I agree with emacsen that having such things
> run by a single developer is probably the worst possible solution, but
> I think this is a good enough idea to be worth a shot for being
> organised at OSMF level.
> 1: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Bhousel
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