[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap Awards 2020 are cancelled

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Tue Jun 9 10:16:42 UTC 2020


Hi folks,

I regret to announce that the OSM Awards this year have been cancelled. This was a hard decision, given that so many people did amazing things for OpenStreetMap past year. I have explored several possibilities at keeping the event, but in the end decided against it.

Thank you everyone for submitting nominees to the OSM Awards website! There are so many people who represent communities, develop software, improve our map, and teach people to use and contribute to OpenStreetMap. I feel that many if not all of you deserve a nomination — and that’s one of the reasons for cancellation.

The awards in the current form are not representative of people in the community and their commitment. We are missing many who have been featured in WeeklyOSM, in the Image of the Week, on the OSM Blog and praised in mailing lists and chat rooms. We need to find a better way of collecting nominees that leaves out as few contributors as possible — and that’s what I’ll be planning for the next year.

See you at the OpenStreetMap Awards 2021!

Stay safe,
Ilya


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