Congratulations to our newly elected board members Tobias Knerr and Joost Schouppe! Also big thanks to Peter Barth and Martijn van Exel who are both stepping down after serving 3 years on the board.
Facebook can be a great resource for finding out details about venues for #OpenStreetMap. Many bars/etc have a FB page, it lists details (website, phone, opening hours). You can tell if the venue is still open if there are recent posts.
I am warming to the "contact:*=" tagging scheme (e.g. "contact:website=blah"), rather than bare tags (website=blah).
A data consumer can deduce that something is a "contact" thing without having to know anything about the thing, whereas bare tags require data consumers to know, in advance, all the types first.
Ah well, it looked like we can't go through an #OSMF election without disagreements. Is that good or bad?
But maybe there is some rule that #OSM can use, maybe I've missed something. Ideally you want a rule that will give one answer. Otherwise you have an edit war between mappers.
If we use "UN Resolution" as a rule for disputed areas, then what happens to the borders of Israel in #OSM? Should they match the original UN partition plan?! That's silly! (TBF I haven't done a full deep dive into all the 'UN res. on Israel', feel free to enlighten me)
I have heard "international recognition" as a suggested rule for OSM to use, but what does that even mean? "the international community" just means "USA & allies". I don't think Donnie Orangeface should have such a say on #OpenStreetMap.
#OpenStreetMap's long standing rule that "country borders in OSM match de facto physical control" means Crimea is shown as part of Russia, not Ukraine. This has upset people. I am totally open to a new rule. I just haven't really heard any suggestions.
The OSMF board has reviewed the complaint about #Crimea in #OpenStreetMap and decided to overrule the DWG. I am curious to read more (only a short announcement now), and curious what policy #OSM should use now for disputed areas/names.
This #OpenStreetMap Foundation board election has been the quietest I remember. Have we stumbled on a better way to do it (with the longer time and condensed Qs)?
If you understand #Deutsch, RadioOSM (the #German #OpenStreetMap podcast) has a 3¾hr (!!) special episode about the #OSMF board election.
I'll have to go through that later.
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