SOTM 2020 notes #1

Posted by Øukasz on 4 July 2020 in English (English).

Opening session

The speakers were Gregory Marler, Bernelle Verster, Christine Karch. Despite reading all (well, almost) the messages that come through the Osmf-talk mailing list and following the OSM Telegram group, I don’t think I recall ever seeing their names in the discussions. This shows to me that I am not aware of voices of some of the people who clearly contribute a lot of time and effort to OSM and OSMF and are probably among the most productive community members. I wonder if others have similar impressions? Is it perhaps that OSM and OSMF conversations are fragmented through so many channels that I simply don’t realize how many people out there are having important conversations that I just miss?

Winds of change

Very useful and refreshing talk, dense with great points. I’m particularly interested in one of the dichotomies discussed:

free-form tagging <-> need better data consistency

I’m reminded of an article I came across a while ago that I’m sure has a lesson in it, somewhere:

Comment from Marrissa LaCombe on 4 July 2020 at 15:27

how do you listen to this stuff. im new to this and trying to learn

Comment from RobJN on 5 July 2020 at 10:11

Marrissa: See

Øukasz: Yes, communication is very fragmented. Most working groups have their own channels. Minutes of the meetings are published on the OSMF website if you wish to follow. You can also ask to join the working groups.

Comment from SomeoneElse on 5 July 2020 at 11:12

There’s now an entry on the OSMF blog with all the links here.

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