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| The [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/FOSS_Policy OSMF Free and Open Source Software Policy] requires us to re-evaluate the use of hosted or closed-source software every two years with a view to changing to a FOSS solution if practical. The policy was devised to guide, but not mandate, software choices for work within the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board, Working Groups, and other OSMF bodies. Here are some examples of software choices made by the Board:
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* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble Mumble] is a FOSS voice conversation tool. We use a server hosted by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loomio Loomio] is a FOSS for making decisions. We use the service hosted by Loomio themselves.''
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Github Github] is both hosted and closed, so we could improve partway by moving to hosted and open. Github poses particular problems in that there is no easy way to export the functionality we're using, nor are we making backups of it, and the records have long-term value.
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* Google Apps is a proprietary hosted service, which we use mainly for email.
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''Related discussions: 2018 [[Board/Minutes/2018-06-21#FOSS_policy_compliance| Jun]], 2017 [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board/Minutes/2017-04-18#Email_hosting Apr] (Email hosting), [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board/Minutes/2017-09-21#Open_source_policy_updates.2Fissues Sep]''
 
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Revision as of 14:24, 14 December 2018

Launched/Completed/Approved

Other news

Ongoing or discussed in 2018 - board mainly

Future

  • Community Volunteer Drive

Ongoing - Working Groups

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