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We are involved in communicating the work of the Foundation and related news, through official channels. We are also welcoming people that want to get involved or just translate posts in other languages. <br>
 
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One of the foundation [[Working Groups]], the '''Communication Working Group''' takes on a number of communication related tasks and responsibilities. The group has been active to varying degrees since 2010, with a somewhat shifting role in that time. The focus is upon outward communication of the Foundation.'''
 
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== What we do ==
   
These days the group is largely concentrating on official news/announcement channels: [https://blog.openstreetmap.org blog.openstreetmap.org], and the OpenStreetMap [https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMap twitter] account [https://www.facebook.com/OpenStreetMap facebook] accounts.
 
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One of the foundation [[Working Groups]], the focus of the '''Communication Working Group''' is upon outward communication of the Foundation. These days the group is largely concentrating on:
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* Official news/announcement channels, such as the [https://blog.openstreetmap.org blog.openstreetmap.org], and the OpenStreetMap [https://twitter.com/OpenStreetMap twitter] and [https://www.facebook.com/OpenStreetMap facebook] accounts.
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* Responding to [mailto:press@osmfoundation.org press enquiries], normally by email. Typically press interviews are handed off to local community members or board members.
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* Overseeing the OSMF website. Most content forms a relatively static "brochure" for the foundation, but the website carries various important living documents, and this continues to be overseen by CWG.
   
This is where the foundation makes any official announcements. CWG also attempts to maintain these as informative/entertaining news channels for the OpenStreetMap project in general. These channels will never be the only source news, and so working out how WeeklyOSM and the blogs & diaries of the community relate to these official news channels, is a current challenge. In any case there is an expectation that OpenStreetMap has a lively and active blog and twitter account (an expectation among many community members, but even more so among outside observers). CWG is currently almost entirely occupied with trying to meet that expectation, and would benefit from more help (new members, or just temporary outside assistance) from people with good blog writing skills.
 
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'''News/Announcement channels'''<br>
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This is where the foundation makes any official announcements. CWG attempts to maintain these as informative/entertaining news channels for the OpenStreetMap project in general. These channels will never be the only source news, and so working out how WeeklyOSM and the blogs & diaries of the community relate to these official news channels, is a current challenge. In any case there is an expectation that OpenStreetMap has a lively and active blog and twitter account (an expectation among many community members, but even more so among outside observers).
   
 
Being the "official voice of the foundation", these channels also carry an expectation that communications should always represent OpenStreetMap and the OSMF positively and responsibly, that being a summary of the [[OSMF Communication Guidelines]], a document maintained by CWG.
 
Being the "official voice of the foundation", these channels also carry an expectation that communications should always represent OpenStreetMap and the OSMF positively and responsibly, that being a summary of the [[OSMF Communication Guidelines]], a document maintained by CWG.
   
Another current activity of CWG is responding to press enquiries, normally by email. Typically press interviews are handed off to local community members or board members.
 
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'''History'''<br>
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The [https://osmfoundation.org osmfoundation.org] website content and design was an early focus. The group has been active to varying degrees since 2010, with a somewhat shifting role in that time.
   
The [https://osmfoundation.org osmfoundation.org] website content and design was an early focus. Most content forms a relatively static "brochure" for the foundation, but the website carries various important living documents, and this continues to be overseen by CWG.
 
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== Join Us ==
   
With more volunteers CWG could take on other tasks. "Communication" is a broad word!
 
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We are welcoming people that want to get involved much or even casually.
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Join us if any of the following is true:
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* You would like to write OSMF-related blog posts.
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* You want to translate posts in your or other languages.
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* You have graphic design skills and would like to create OSMF-related graphics, leaflets, etc.
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* You have CWG-related ideas that you would like to share.
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* You want to help but still don't know how.
   
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With more volunteers CWG could take on other tasks. "Communication" is a broad word!
 
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== Who we are ==
 
== Who we are ==
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=== Former Members ===
 
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* Robert Barr
 
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* Jonathan Bennett
 
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* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Mvexel Martijn van Exel]
 
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* Richard Fairhurst
 
   
 
== Minutes ==
 
== Minutes ==
 
See [[Working Group Minutes#Communication Working Group|Communication Working Group Minutes]]'''
 
See [[Working Group Minutes#Communication Working Group|Communication Working Group Minutes]]'''
   
This list gives a rough idea of when and how often we have been meeting, and allows you to delve into the details of our discussions. At one stage we managed a meeting almost every week on Mondays, but currently less regular
 
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Meetings are normally recurring on the 3rd Friday of each month on [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/IRC IRC], unless rescheduled.
 
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== Contact ==
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:communication@osmfoundation.org communication@osmfoundation.org]
 
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== Contact us==
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We are involved in communicating the work of the Foundation and related news, through official channels. We are also welcoming people that want to get involved or just translate posts in other languages.
Send us a message!

blog.openstreetmap.org
OpenStreetMap on twitter
OpenStreetMap on facebook

WG status: Active
Contact us: communication@osmfoundation.org

What we do

One of the foundation Working Groups, the focus of the Communication Working Group is upon outward communication of the Foundation. These days the group is largely concentrating on:

  • Official news/announcement channels, such as the blog.openstreetmap.org, and the OpenStreetMap twitter and facebook accounts.
  • Responding to press enquiries, normally by email. Typically press interviews are handed off to local community members or board members.
  • Overseeing the OSMF website. Most content forms a relatively static "brochure" for the foundation, but the website carries various important living documents, and this continues to be overseen by CWG.

News/Announcement channels
This is where the foundation makes any official announcements. CWG attempts to maintain these as informative/entertaining news channels for the OpenStreetMap project in general. These channels will never be the only source news, and so working out how WeeklyOSM and the blogs & diaries of the community relate to these official news channels, is a current challenge. In any case there is an expectation that OpenStreetMap has a lively and active blog and twitter account (an expectation among many community members, but even more so among outside observers).

Being the "official voice of the foundation", these channels also carry an expectation that communications should always represent OpenStreetMap and the OSMF positively and responsibly, that being a summary of the OSMF Communication Guidelines, a document maintained by CWG.

History
The osmfoundation.org website content and design was an early focus. The group has been active to varying degrees since 2010, with a somewhat shifting role in that time.

Join Us

We are welcoming people that want to get involved much or even casually. Join us if any of the following is true:

  • You would like to write OSMF-related blog posts.
  • You want to translate posts in your or other languages.
  • You have graphic design skills and would like to create OSMF-related graphics, leaflets, etc.
  • You have CWG-related ideas that you would like to share.
  • You want to help but still don't know how.

With more volunteers CWG could take on other tasks. "Communication" is a broad word!

Who we are

Members Translators Former Members

Peter Barth En.svg De.svg

  • Robert Barr
  • Kate Chapman
  • Serge Wroclawski
  • Jonathan Bennett
  • Martijn van Exel]
  • Richard Weait
  • Richard Fairhurst

Minutes

See Communication Working Group Minutes

Meetings are normally recurring on the 3rd Friday of each month on IRC, unless rescheduled.

Contact us

Send us a message at communication@osmfoundation.org.