[OSM-talk] Proposal for Software Dispute Resolution Panel

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Aug 4 19:41:57 UTC 2020


On 8/4/20 21:30, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> Significant parts of the authority the DWG has among mappers derive from 
> the fact that it is not composed of political appointees.

Speaking as a DWG member, I always hoped that people would judge us by
the work we do, not how we got the job ;)

And about the matter at hand, the DWG has been asked whether they would
like to take on this extra responsibility and we have not yet responded
with anything definitive. On the one hand, this extra job would use more
of our resources and divert them from other important work; on the other
hand, any dispute within the community over editor presets and the like
would sooner or later bubble up to DWG anyway.

If a panel is created that is separate from DWG, we'd definitely have to
build ourselves some safeguards that avoid finding the two bodies on
different sides of a dispute ;)


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