OSMF updates/2018-07

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The State of the Map (SotM) 2018 conference will take place on the 28-30 of July 2018 in Milan, Italy.
State of the Map is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap and is organised by the OSM Foundation.
See the program and join. Stay with other OSMers. Check the OSM wiki for more information.
Attend the Saturday session at 17:40 on how to "Get involved in the OSM Foundation!".


OSMF updates - July 2018

  • Content: Highlighting updates related to the Foundation - mostly news from the volunteer Working Groups, the Board of Directors, the Local Chapters, the Advisory Board members and some project news.
  • Details: For more details you are invited to read the minutes or reports of the Board and the Working Groups (links on each section).
  • Accuracy: These reports do not go through a formal acceptance process, like the Board minutes are. This might change. The March 2018 OSMF report, and probably the following ones, will be made known to the Working Groups first, before being sent to the membership.
  • Previous reports: here
Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Communication Working Group

General info Communication Working Group, Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity Monthly, on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 19:00 London Time
Next meeting July 12th, 19:00 London Time, on Mumble
Previous minutes June

Blog post about 14th anniversary of OSM: In August, we'll be 14! This year the project birthday will be celebrated on Sunday, 12th August 2018 in cities all around the world! Add your mapping and celebration parties to the OSM wiki!
Announcement about Bing Streetside imagery in iD: Now you can use Bing Streetside directly in iD to improve OSM! (Blog and Tweet).
Blog post about iD community channels. iD now provides links to forums, meetups, Slack groups, IRC channels, mailing lists.
Blog post about switching to OSM: published.
SotM2018 tweet ideas
Unofficial translation of board minutes on OSM wiki

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Data Working Group

General info Data Working Group, Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity Bimonthly
Next meeting
Previous minutes May, Mar

Ongoing: Resolving issues in copyright violation, disputes, vandalism and detecting and stopping vandalism and imports that do not comply with guidelines. Discussion about various organised editing teams.
DMCA and general takedown procedure: There's discussion within the LWG (see these LWG minutes and links from there) about proposed changes to the DMCA procedure. Currently moderation requests come to the DWG only, with requests via the DMCA form (which is linked from the " Takedown procedure" page on the OSM website) going to both the DWG and the LWG. The technical removal work may require the moderator flag (i.e. only moderators or admins can actually deal with it). It was noted that majority of "DMCA requests" that we receive aren't for the USA where the DMCA applies (actually, the vast majority of mails that that address receives are spam). Discussion is ongoing.
Communications with sysadmins: There have been occasional misunderstandings where it was unclear to the sysadmins if a request came from the DWG or from a DWG member in a private capacity. Decision to try and send such requests from within OTRS tickets so it is clear that they are "official", and there's also an audit trail.
Removing GPS traces: The DWG discussed under what circumstances it might make sense to remove GPS traces (DMCA request, for e.g.) and what other actions might be needed.
Ongoing: Directed Editing Policy. See below.

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Engineering Working Group

General info Engineering Working Group, Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity Monthly or more frequent
Next meeting
Previous minutes April

Completion of one of the Top Ten Tasks - moderation queue: A long-requested solution for the spam and abusive content in diaries, the map, user notes and other services. From the website user's perspective, this is basically a "Report" button next to everything. The goal is to offer moderators a queue of reports from every service on the OSM website, allowing them to ignore or act on a report.
Ongoing: Google Summer of Code 2018 mentoring. See the GSoC accepted projects.
Some updates from the projects:

  • Support For Vector Tile Data For iD Editor (Diary entry)
  • Implementing Openstreetmap API using Go language (Diary entries: 1, 2)
  • Adding Notes to iD Editor (Diary entries: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Licensing Working Group

General info Licensing Working Group, Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity Monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 20:00 UTC, on Mumble, unless rescheduled.
Next meeting July 12th, 2018 at 20:00 UTC on Mumble
Previous minutes June, May, April

Privacy policy: The OpenStreetMap privacy policy for services formally operated and provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) has been published. The document will be updated in the future.
OSMF services terms of use: The LWG is working on a new draft document about the OSMF services' terms of use. Input will be requested soon from the Board and the Working Groups.
Non-disclosure Agreement: The LWG is working on a NDA template that will be used by the OSMF Working Groups.
Map Copyright Complaint Removal Policy: The LWG is working on a OSMF Copyright and DMCA policy (draft).
Licence approval requests: The LWG will prepare a short step by step guide of how to approach licencing considerations and add things to look out in the licences.
Other topics: Facebook attribution, “Validation” of OSM data
Trademark issues: OpenStreetAmenities, OpenCanalMap, OpenStreetCab, Openstreetmap.cymru, Openlittermap, OpenIPMap,
WG volunteers: We thank Christina Luu, who has left the LWG, for her help all this time, we welcome back Dr. Marlena Jankowska and we welcome Jim Vidano, who has joined.

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Membership Working Group

General info Membership Working Group, Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity As the needs arises
Next meeting
Previous minutes April

Multiple requests for OSM accounts: The MWG has recently received many requests regarding OSM (instead of OSMF) accounts. These probably came from people accessing the OSMF contact page, which was subsequently updated.
CiviCRM mail problem: CiviCRM is an open source, internationalised suite of computer software which we use to manage our membership database, send emails to our members, as well as to manage registration to the State of the Map conference. Some renewal mailings currently are not reaching members (update: this has been fixed).
Ongoing: Member self service area
Ongoing: Membership waiver: See below.

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Operations Working Group

General info Operations Working Group, Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity Bimonthly
Next meeting
Previous minutes December 2017

Ongoing: New data centre arrangements. Our hosting is mainly supported by Imperial College, University College London and Bytemark. We will move the servers from the Imperial College to a new location, as IC currently wants to reclaim the space for offices.
Ongoing: Ensuring the operation and smooth running of the XML editing API and data distribution services.
WG volunteers: We thank Matt Amos, who has left the OWG, for his help all this time.

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

State of the Map Organising Committee

General info State of the Map Working Group Join as a volunteer
Meetings
Regularity Every one or two weeks
Next meeting
Previous minutes July 2, June 25, June 11, May 27, May 14

State of the Map 2018 is less than a month away - it will take place on the 28-30 of July 2018 in Milan, Italy.
Schedule: See the updated program.
Join the conference!
Accommodation: We have rooms set aside at two major hotels just for State of the Map attendees (blogpost)
OSMF session: Attend the Saturday session at 17:40 on how to "Get involved in the OSM Foundation!
Check the OSM wiki for more information.

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Local Chapters

New Local Chapter - Belgium

OpenStreetMap Belgium is our new Local Chapter for Belgium. Welcome!

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Advisory Board members

  • The OSMF Board has consulted the Advisory Board members on the content of the Welcome Mat to organisations.
  • You can now see why an individual has become a member of the Advisory Board.
  • Ajay Bulusu has joined the AB as the representative of our new Gold Corporate Member, Grab.
Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

Board of Directors

General info OSM Foundation, Join the Foundation as a member
Meetings
Regularity Monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 21:00 London time, unless rescheduled
Next meeting July 19th, 2018 at 21:00 London time on Mumble
Previous minutes June, May

The Board Rules of Order have been updated ( Diff in blue)
Licence application: The first licence under our domain grandfathering scheme has been granted to OpenRailwayMap
Volunteer auditor for 2017 finances: Thomas Barris, who has asked financial related questions on osmf-talk, has agreed to attempt a volunteer audit of the 2017 finances and possibly provide a report to the membership.
Criteria for becoming a Local Chapter: The current minimum criteria for becoming a Local Chapter are outlined here. Discussion will be initiated on the osmf-talk mailing list about refining the criteria and will likely continue during a Local Chapter gathering at the State of the Map 2018 conference in Milan.
FOSS Policy compliance: The 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. (June update)
Signing the savecodeshare.eu petition: The EU is in the process of revising its copyright directive. As essentially always when such things are discussed the lobbies of the rights owners tend to have a lot of influence. This has led to a fairly draconian proposal that if passed as is, could potential require us to pre-filter user contributions made to OSM for copyright violations. The board has signed the https://savecodeshare.eu petition, even if the subject matter is slightly different than what we are directly involved in.
Ongoing: Microgrants. 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. Discussed during the Board Face to Face meeting in April were many of the details like the budget, a rough timeline and the need for a committee to help on with the selection and to provide some kind of “supervision”. (June update)
Ongoing: GDPR preparation update: The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect May 25, 2018. The necessary steps for GDPR preparation have been discussed during the recent Face-to-Face board meeting (28-29 April). The board has authorised the Licensing Working Group to publish the current version of the privacy statement.

Groups: Comm | Data | Eng | Legal | Memb | Ops | SotM | Chapters | AB | Board || Project

General news

Vote for the OSM awards 2018

These are community awards, as nominees and winners are chosen by the community. The Awards strive to be a worldwide event for all OpenStreetMap members, including developers, mappers, community leaders, blog writers and everyone else. The awards will be presented this July at the State of the Map 2018 conference in Milan. Voting closes on the 26th of July, but it's better to vote now!

OSM birthday celebrations - Aug 12th

In August, we'll be 14! This year, the project birthday will be celebrated on Sunday, 12th August 2018 in cities all around the world! Add your mapping and celebration parties to the OSM wiki!

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

The OSMF board and working groups are preparing for upcoming legal changes regarding data protection rules (blogpost).

Bing Streetside imagery now available in iD editor

We are excited to announce that you can now use Bing Streetside photographs when you edit OpenStreetMap using the web-based editor iD! (blogpost)

Moderation queue

Spam and abusive content in diary entries and notes, as well as users with potentially problematic behaviour, can now be reported using a button in the browser.

New Gold Corporate Member

We have a new Gold Corporate Member, Grab.