Operations Working Group/Minutes/2020-04-10

OpenStreetMap Foundation, Operations Working Group
Friday 10th April 2020, 18:00 - 19:00 London time

Draft agenda.

Location: Room for videoconferancing - Privacy policy of Cloud68.
Date and time: Friday 10th April 2020, 28:00 - 19:00 London time - Countdown
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Anyone who wants to help the OWG is welcome to attend. We are looking for people who can:

  • Help with technical problems (please note that we are not looking for sysadmins).
  • Assist in long term planning.
  • Respond to emails.
  • Help us build necessary tools, e.g. for automating account deletion/change of email address (making it self-service via website).

Expected participants

  • Grant Slater (OWG)
  • Tom Hughes (OWG)
  • Paul Norman (OWG, board)
  • Radoje Stojisic (OWG)


  • Joost Schouppe (Board, MWG)
  • Mikel Maron (Board, SotM-WG)
  • Michal Migurski (helping OWG)
  • Anyone else who wants to help the OWG (please note that we are not looking for sysadmins)

Draft agenda

Fixing the failing CI tests

Issue: Unreliable https://github.com/openstreetmap/chef/actions
Should we make Github Primary? Should we move git.openstreetmap.org to another data centre?

Open Ops Tickets

Review open, what needs policy and what needs someone to help with...

Tile CDN usage policy (OSM, Friends, Others?)

Can we continue to be be open to the world, what policies (not yet actions) can we put in place now to encourage people to move to other providers? eg: Do we continue to allow Commercial Sites to use tile.openstreetmap.org ?

High Availability / Redundancy of OpenStreetMap.org (and primary services)

Where do we currently stand? (Hot/Cold/Redundancy etc)
What need doing still?
Should we get another Data Centre?

Tile CDN

Squid / nginx / GeoDNS? Is the software right? Issues and improvement.
What experiments should we be doing to improve the network.