[OSM-talk] Proposal for Software Dispute Resolution Panel

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 06:34:35 UTC 2020


I support your nomination. You're a really good candidate for it. I would
propose myself, but I don't, as I have almost zero experience with using iD.

Polyglot

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020, 06:47 Roland Olbricht <roland.olbricht at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> first of all I'm glad to read that the board addresses the sudden
> funding hole for iD, and does in addition care about the critique around
> iD.
>
> I would like to self-nominate for the software dispute resolution panel.
>
> For my understanding of the task please (re-)read
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2020-June/006909.html
> tl;dr: There is no silver bullet, hence no team of experts is going to
> find one. Conflict resolution is painful work for all involved, but it
> also likely to yield insight and an improved software. I see a panel's
> member's job in encouraging the involved people to keep walking through
> the resolution process.
>
> I also promise resp. reserve the right to share or paraphrase (for the
> purpse of removing personal issues) all communications regarding the
> nomination process. There have been concerns about whether the
> nomination process is balanced and being open is the best way to address
> them. On a personal note: I have no doubts it is, and the artifacts we
> currenty encounter are consistent with a board intensely keeping many
> trains in their rails in parallel.
>
> Regarding potential CoI:
> - I develop the Overpass API but it is intentionally tag agnostic.
> - I do not plan to put the Overpass API under the panel regime.
> Thus, I do not expect any CoI from my contributions as developer to
> OpenStreetMap.
>
> Best regards,
> Roland
>
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