Difference between revisions of "OSMF overview 201812"

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[https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/AcceptedProjects More information] (Names of students and mentors, proposals, documentation).<br>
 
[https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/AcceptedProjects More information] (Names of students and mentors, proposals, documentation).<br>
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== Ongoing or discussed in 2018 - board mainly ==
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! <b> Microgrants </b>
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|Providing microgrants was a topic discussed extensively during the [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/05/29/f2f-board_meeting-2018/ Face-to-Face board meeting in April], where a plan was developed. You might know similar programs from e.g. OSM-US, HOT or FOSSGIS. As a start and as a first trial we want to make a time-bound program where you can apply for microgrants until a specific date. A [[Microgrants_Consultation_document|consultation document]] was shared with the [https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-September/005296.html membership] and the Advisory Board members, which contains an outline and top questions. There were also two microgrant-related sessions at the [https://2018.stateofthemap.org State of the Map 2018] conference ''([[Board/Minutes/2018-08-16#Microgrants_update|read some discussion points and questions]]).
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''Related board discussions: 2018 [[Board/Minutes/2018-08-16#Microgrants_update| Aug]], [[Board/Minutes/2018-07-19#Microgrants_update |Jul]], [[Board/Minutes/2018-06-21#Microgrants_update| Jun]], [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/05/29/f2f-board_meeting-2018/ Apr], 2017 [[Board/Minutes/2017-08-24#Question_about_any_decision_on_microgrants| Aug]], [[Board/Minutes/2017-07-18#Microgrant_Fundraising| Jul]], [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2017/06/27/summary-of-boards-face-to-face-meeting/ May]''.<br>
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''Related board working sessions: 2018 Sep, Jul.''<br>
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''Related SotM 2018 session: there was a lightning talk, for community feedback''
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! <b> FOSS policy </b>
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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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! <b> Risk response plan </b>
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| [[Board/Minutes/2018-09-20#Risk_response_plan|Discussion]] about developing a toolkit/plan to help the [[Working_Groups| working groups]] and the board to handle situations where things could go wrong (vandalism/technical/financial/other).
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! <b> Start developing guidance for our involvement in politics/activism </b>
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| Start developing guidance for our involvement in politics/activism:</b> We have already [[Board/Minutes/2018-04-19#2018.2FRes7_Sign_https:.2F.2Fsavecodeshare.eu|taken a stand]] regarding the EU's proposed revision of its copyright directive, by signing as the OSMF the https://savecodeshare.eu petition. The board also had a more general [[Board/Minutes/2018-09-20#Start_developing_guidance_for_our_involvement_in_politics.2Factivism| discussion]] about our involvement in politics/activism.
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! <b> OSMF-owned engine for social surveys </b>
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| An OSMF-owned engine for social surveys has been proposed in the recent past ([https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2017-December/004779.html 1], [https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-January/004995.html 2]). This topic was raised again as the [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/StateoftheMap_Organizing_Committee SotM Working Group] wanted to run [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/03/07/community-survey-for-the-state-of-the-map-2018-program a community survey about the SotM 2018 program].
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''Some survey tool suggestions:''
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* ''[https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=29765 Umfrageplattform] - tool developed by OSMer Harald Hartmann for surveys among OSM contributors. Users have to authenticate with OSM OAuth. ([https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-March/005105.html Source])''
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* ''[https://emapic.es/ Emapic] (not self hosting solution) - FLOSS survey engine focused on geolocation that uses OSM as base map. Alpha version. ([https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/science/2018-February/000005.html Source])''
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* ''[https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] has been used by the SotM-WG and the DWG''
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''Related board discussion: [[Board/Minutes/2018-03-15#OSMF-owned_engine_for_social_surveys| 2018 Mar]]''
 
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Thanks to our long-time board member, Andy Robinson, whose address we have used since the OSMF was founded!
 
Thanks to our long-time board member, Andy Robinson, whose address we have used since the OSMF was founded!
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== Ongoing or discussed in 2018 - board mainly ==
 
 
{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
! <b> Microgrants </b>
 
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|Providing microgrants was a topic discussed extensively during the [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/05/29/f2f-board_meeting-2018/ Face-to-Face board meeting in April], where a plan was developed. You might know similar programs from e.g. OSM-US, HOT or FOSSGIS. As a start and as a first trial we want to make a time-bound program where you can apply for microgrants until a specific date. A [[Microgrants_Consultation_document|consultation document]] was shared with the [https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-September/005296.html membership] and the Advisory Board members, which contains an outline and top questions. There were also two microgrant-related sessions at the [https://2018.stateofthemap.org State of the Map 2018] conference ''([[Board/Minutes/2018-08-16#Microgrants_update|read some discussion points and questions]]).
 
 
''Related board discussions: 2018 [[Board/Minutes/2018-08-16#Microgrants_update| Aug]], [[Board/Minutes/2018-07-19#Microgrants_update |Jul]], [[Board/Minutes/2018-06-21#Microgrants_update| Jun]], [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/05/29/f2f-board_meeting-2018/ Apr], 2017 [[Board/Minutes/2017-08-24#Question_about_any_decision_on_microgrants| Aug]], [[Board/Minutes/2017-07-18#Microgrant_Fundraising| Jul]], [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2017/06/27/summary-of-boards-face-to-face-meeting/ May]''.<br>
 
''Related board working sessions: 2018 Sep, Jul.''<br>
 
''Related SotM 2018 session: there was a lightning talk, for community feedback''
 
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{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
! <b> FOSS policy </b>
 
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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:
 
* [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble Mumble] is a FOSS voice conversation tool. We use a server hosted by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loomio Loomio] is a FOSS for making decisions. We use the service hosted by Loomio themselves.''
 
* [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.
 
* Google Apps is a proprietary hosted service, which we use mainly for email.
 
''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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{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
! <b> Risk response plan </b>
 
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| [[Board/Minutes/2018-09-20#Risk_response_plan|Discussion]] about developing a toolkit/plan to help the [[Working_Groups| working groups]] and the board to handle situations where things could go wrong (vandalism/technical/financial/other).
 
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{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
! <b> Start developing guidance for our involvement in politics/activism </b>
 
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| Start developing guidance for our involvement in politics/activism:</b> We have already [[Board/Minutes/2018-04-19#2018.2FRes7_Sign_https:.2F.2Fsavecodeshare.eu|taken a stand]] regarding the EU's proposed revision of its copyright directive, by signing as the OSMF the https://savecodeshare.eu petition. The board also had a more general [[Board/Minutes/2018-09-20#Start_developing_guidance_for_our_involvement_in_politics.2Factivism| discussion]] about our involvement in politics/activism.
 
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{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
! <b> OSMF-owned engine for social surveys </b>
 
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| An OSMF-owned engine for social surveys has been proposed in the recent past ([https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2017-December/004779.html 1], [https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-January/004995.html 2]). This topic was raised again as the [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/StateoftheMap_Organizing_Committee SotM Working Group] wanted to run [https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/03/07/community-survey-for-the-state-of-the-map-2018-program a community survey about the SotM 2018 program].
 
 
''Some survey tool suggestions:''
 
* ''[https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=29765 Umfrageplattform] - tool developed by OSMer Harald Hartmann for surveys among OSM contributors. Users have to authenticate with OSM OAuth. ([https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2018-March/005105.html Source])''
 
* ''[https://emapic.es/ Emapic] (not self hosting solution) - FLOSS survey engine focused on geolocation that uses OSM as base map. Alpha version. ([https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/science/2018-February/000005.html Source])''
 
* ''[https://www.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey] has been used by the SotM-WG and the DWG''
 
 
''Related board discussion: [[Board/Minutes/2018-03-15#OSMF-owned_engine_for_social_surveys| 2018 Mar]]''
 
 
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* Ensuring the operation and smooth running of the XML editing API and data distribution services.
 
* Ensuring the operation and smooth running of the XML editing API and data distribution services.
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''Report: [https://operations.osmfoundation.org/2018/11/30/november.html Operation Working Group] (November)''
 
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* detecting and stopping vandalism and imports that do not comply with guidelines.
 
* detecting and stopping vandalism and imports that do not comply with guidelines.
   
Activity reports: [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/w/images/2/2b/DWG_Activity_Report_Q1_2018.pdf Q1], [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/w/images/8/81/DWG_Activity_Report_Q2_2018.pdf Q2], [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/File:DWG_Activity_Report_Q3_2018.pdf Q3]
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''Activity reports: [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/w/images/2/2b/DWG_Activity_Report_Q1_2018.pdf Q1], [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/w/images/8/81/DWG_Activity_Report_Q2_2018.pdf Q2], [https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/File:DWG_Activity_Report_Q3_2018.pdf Q3], [[Working_Group_Minutes/DWG_2018-11-14_Crimea| Crimea]]''
 
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* Licensing matters relating ''creating'' our geodata, ([[License/Contributor_Terms|contributor terms]], [[https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue imports]], using aerial imagery ...)
 
* Licensing matters relating ''creating'' our geodata, ([[License/Contributor_Terms|contributor terms]], [[https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue imports]], using aerial imagery ...)
 
* Legal matters relating to responsibility and risk, (trademarks, [[License/Takedown_procedure|safe harbour]], privacy, child protection, ...)
 
* Legal matters relating to responsibility and risk, (trademarks, [[License/Takedown_procedure|safe harbour]], privacy, child protection, ...)
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''Minutes: [[Working_Group_Minutes#Licensing_Working_Group| Licensing Working Group]]''
 
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* Answering routine membership queries
 
* Answering routine membership queries
 
* Increasing OSMF Membership
 
* Increasing OSMF Membership
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''Minutes: [[Working_Group_Minutes#Membership_Working_Group| Membership Working Group]]''
 
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* State of the Map Policy
 
* State of the Map Policy
 
* Responsible for the organization and execution of the annual OpenStreetMap Foundation Conference "The State of the Map".
 
* Responsible for the organization and execution of the annual OpenStreetMap Foundation Conference "The State of the Map".
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''Minutes: [[StateoftheMap_Organizing_Committee/Minutes/2018| State of the Map Working Group]]
 
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* Coordinating "Google Summer of Code" projects.
 
* Coordinating "Google Summer of Code" projects.
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''Minutes: [[Engineering_Working_Group#Minutes#2018| Engineering Working Group]]''
 
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* Communicating the work of the Foundation and related news, through official channels.
 
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''Minutes: [[Working_Group_Minutes#Communication_Working_Group| Communication Working Group]]''
 
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