[OSM-talk] Tagging Governance

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Sep 11 15:56:54 UTC 2019


On 11.09.19 17:27, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> My concern is less that of centralized 
> decision making and control over an important resource but that it will 
> be difficult to find, motivate, select and retain qualified people to 
> work on this.

Jochen and I, authors of the 2010 printed OpenStreetMap book, have
unsuccessfully tried to morph that book into some kind of open source
project; we were contacted by different people over time who wanted to
have a go at and we played along it but it never came to a point where
there was any hope of it becoming a sustainable project.

Of course that book went far beyond just tagging, attempting to also
document how various editors work and how to make maps. I've kind of
lost hope that anything could ever become of that - it's a lot of work
and it is very ahrd to do collectively in a "everyone just edits one
tiny little bit and somehow a coherent whole will emerge" kind of way.


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