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We promote the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) within OpenStreetMap.
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== Get in touch ==
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* per Email: foss [at] osmfoundation.org
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* on IRC: [https://webchat.oftc.net/?channels=%23osm-foss #osm-foss@oftc.net]
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* in the Fediverse: [https://en.osm.town/@osm_foss @osm_foss@en.osm.town]
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== What we do ==
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The committee is tasked with implementing the [[FOSS Policy]].
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The specific tasks of the committee are:
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* Conduct an inventory of free and non-free tools (report to the board of directors)
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* Propose concrete alternative solutions for non-free software
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* Raise awareness around the topic of Software Freedom and Open culture
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== Inventory 2020 ==
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* Report and recommendations ([https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu/diary/395615 OSM diary]/[https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/File:FOSS_policy_special_committee_-_Report_on_FOSS_use_in_OSMF_2021-01.pdf PDF])
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* Raw data ([https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/File:FOSS_policy_special_committee_-_Report_inventory_data_2021-01.ods spreadsheet])
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== Join us ==
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Everybody is welcome to join and support the initiative! Contact us over email or IRC, please introduce yourself and share your motivation to take part in promoting FOSS in OSM.
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== Who we are ==
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* [https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Enock4seth Enock Seth Nyamador]
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* [https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/xamanu Felix Delattre] ([https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en GFZ] employee and [https://www.hotosm.org HOT] board member)
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* [https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Tordanik Tobias Knerr]
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* [https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/elpbatista pb Echevarría]
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Revision as of 20:50, 3 March 2021

We promote the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) within OpenStreetMap.

Get in touch

What we do

The committee is tasked with implementing the FOSS Policy.

The specific tasks of the committee are:

  • Conduct an inventory of free and non-free tools (report to the board of directors)
  • Propose concrete alternative solutions for non-free software
  • Raise awareness around the topic of Software Freedom and Open culture

Inventory 2020

Join us

Everybody is welcome to join and support the initiative! Contact us over email or IRC, please introduce yourself and share your motivation to take part in promoting FOSS in OSM.

Who we are