#OpenStreetMap is an inherently political project. We're trying to change the way the world collects, and shares map data.
IMO iD doesn't belong to us, but openstreeetmap.org does. That is under common ownership of the OSM community. And the OSM community can think about whether we want this particular bunch of code in that particular place.
Like all open source projects, I'm willing to let the iD devs do whatever they want. It's their project, we aren't/I amn't paying their wages, they have no duty to listen to me. Let them do what they want.
Otherwise you have the unhealthy situation of people thinking FLOSS maintainers owe them something.
“iD editor: It is time for us to end this abusive relationship”
Well this is certainly an inflamatory post about the current state of iD & #OpenStreetMap.
Although I think this phrasing is too extreme, I do broadly agree that the #OSM community should think about whether we should always have the current released version of iD on osm.org.
I've been on a #HOTOSM (https://tasks.hotosm.org/) kick lately, and it's at a really great intersection for me: open source, making maps, doing good/helping people, and fixing up sloppy work done by other (often well-meaning!) people. And it's short bursts of intense focus, as many times as I like. It's actually, uh, really great.
I have put myself forward as a candidate for the #OpenStreetMap Foundation board.
Over the past quarter we have, for the first time, sustained an editing rate of over 100,000,000 edits per month! Stats are newly updated at: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats#Edits_per_month
(BTW the people/groups requested swag, I'm not just randomly sending OpenStreetMap merch to random places)
I want #OpenStreetMap to be better with promotional material, and I've been on a sticker vibe lately. So today I sent a packet of stickers to Bangladesh, and later fly to Kosovo and hand deliver some more.
At this weekend #OpenStreetMap hack weekend in @geofabrik
I worked on a new idea for “delayed” OSM replication, where changes aren't sent on immediately. This could allow proper community based anti-vandalism.
OpenStreetMap developers are gathering for the "Karlsruhe Hack Weekend" again this coming weekend: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Karlsruhe_Hack_Weekend_October_2019 Hosted at @Geofabrik offices (or last year there were too many hackers and they needed this overspill room in the university nearby!)
Even comparing pubs between Ireland & England & Germany and things are different enough to get into tagging discussions and to come up with differences.
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