[OSM-talk] HOT and the OSMF

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 10:30:54 UTC 2019


On 26/03/2019 18:24, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote:
>
> In some countries (Mali for example), HOT is by far the institution 
> with the most notoriety related to Openstreetmap - and it is often the 
> only one. There, Openstreetmap appears to be a humanitarian mapping 
> project under supervision and sponsorship of HOT. The confusion is 
> real and the least the OSMF could do to start clearing it is to make 
> sure that the domains are separate. http://hot.openstreetmap.org must 
> not point to a HOT domain.
>

For what it's worth, I have no objection to the hot.openstreetmap.org 
redirect, and it seems perfectly logical that the 'hot.' prefix should 
point to a HOT domain. By all means introduce 
humanitarian.openstreetmap.org as well for a broader list of 
humanitarian projects using OSM.


-- 

Steve


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