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'''Working Groups''' are proving an effective way for the Foundation to support OSM in specific areas. They are a relatively new to the Foundation and some are currently more active than others. Working Groups generally consist of at least one member of the board and general OSMF volunteer members. This page tells you what each group does and who are its members.
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'''Working Groups''' are the main way in which the Foundation supports OSM in specific areas. Some are more active than others. Working Groups may include a member of the board.
   
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Like everything in OpenStreetMap, we are very open and always welcome new working group members and helpers. If you support the ideals of OpenStreetMap and open data and want to help, just email the group that interests you.
==[[Articles Working Group]]==
 
 
* Review the OSMF Articles of Association (effectively the OSMF consititution) and come up with issues that need to be addressed.
 
 
Members:
 
* Andy Robinson
 
* Additional members will be solicited from OSMF membership
 
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:articles@osmfoundation.org articles@osmfoundation.org]
 
   
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Follow the links on this page to find out more about what each group does and who its members are.
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==[[Licensing Working Group]]==
 
==[[Licensing Working Group]]==
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* Handle issues relating the the current license for OSM data
 
* Issues relating the the current license for OSM data
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* Migrating to a new license.
* Migrating to a new license
 
 
Members:
 
 
* Steve Coast (OSMF Board)
 
* Grant Slater (Technical team representative)
 
* Jordan Hatcher (Invited expert from Open Data Commons)
 
* Michael Collinson (Group Chairman)
 
* Henk Hoff (OSMF Board)
 
* Matt Amos
 
* Ulf Möller
 
* Richard Weait
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:legal@osmfoundation.org legal@osmfoundation.org]
 
 
You can subscribe to the OSM legal-talk mailing list at http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/legal-talk
 
   
 
==[[Data Working Group]]==
 
==[[Data Working Group]]==
 
 
* Resolution of issues in copyright violation, disputes, vandalism, and bots, beyond the normal means of the community.
 
* Resolution of issues in copyright violation, disputes, vandalism, and bots, beyond the normal means of the community.
 
* Helping to set policy on data.
 
* Helping to set policy on data.
   
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==[[Operations Working Group]]==
Members:
 
 
* Mikel Maron (Group Chairman, OSMF Board)
 
* Andy Robinson
 
* Grant Slater
 
* Matt Amos
 
* Tom Hughes
 
* Dave Stubbs
 
* Frederik Ramm
 
* Steve Coast (OSMF Board)
 
* Richard Weait
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:data@osmfoundation.org data@osmfoundation.org]
 
 
==[[Technical Working Group]]==
 
 
 
* Planning and maintenance of the OSM API and servers.
 
* Planning and maintenance of the OSM API and servers.
   
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==[[Engineering Working Group]]==
Members:
 
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* Handling software development paid for by the OSMF
 
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* Putting out calls for proposals on tasks of interest, and accepting proposals on other tasks
* Tom Hughes
 
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* Offering a platform for coordination of software development efforts across the OSM ecosystem
* Grant Slater
 
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* Managing OSM’s participation in software mentorship programs
* Jon Burgess
 
* Matt Amos
 
* Andy Allan
 
* Emilie Laffray
 
 
We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
 
 
[[Working_Group_Minutes#Technical_Working_Group_.28sysadmins.29|Meeting Summary]]
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:sysadmins@osmfoundation.org sysadmins@osmfoundation.org]
 
   
 
==[[Communication Working Group]]==
 
==[[Communication Working Group]]==
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* Maintaining blog.openstreetmap.org and OpenStreetMap on twitter and facebook. Announcements and project news written with the official "voice of the foundation"
 
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* Responding to press contacts.
* Initial focus on communication between the OSMF, working gr members and the public
 
* Improve flow of information, and effectiveness of channels on and around osmfoundation.org
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* Oversight of design and content on osmfoundation.org
* Analyse other community communication channels. Identify issues and areas for improvement
 
 
Members:
 
 
* Oliver Kühn (OSMF Board)
 
* Elimie Laffray (OSMF Board)
 
* [[User:Harry Wood|Harry Wood]]
 
* Richard Weait
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:communications@osmfoundation.org communications@osmfoundation.org]
 
   
 
==[[StateoftheMap Organizing Committee]]==
 
==[[StateoftheMap Organizing Committee]]==
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* Organization and execution of the annual OpenStreetMap Foundation Conference "The State of the Map"
   
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==[[Membership Working Group]]==
The StateoftheMap Organzing Committee are responsible for the organization and execution of the 2010 StateoftheMap conference. You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:team@stateofthemap.org team@stateofthemap.org]
 
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* Administering the membership database
 
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* Answering routine membership queries
The organising committee meets every week on a Wednesday at 8pm GMT via Skype.
 
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* Increasing OSMF Membership
 
2010 Members:
 
 
* Henk Hoff skype:toffehoff (OSMF Board, Chair)
 
* Martijn van Exel skype:mvexel
 
* Floris Looijesteijn skype:floris1978
 
* Arjan Spigt skype:arjanspigt
 
* Hurricane McEwen skype:hurricanemcewen
 
* Nick Black skype:nickb_sk
 
* Bojan Sobocan skype:bojansobocan
 
* Will King skype:geodatasolutions
 
* Emilie Laffray skype:melaskia
 
* Richard Weait skype:rweait
 
* Steve Coast (OSMF Board) skype:stevecoast
 
* Iván Sánchez Ortega skype:ivansanchezortega
 
 
2009 Members:
 
 
* [mailto:nick@stateofthemap.org Nick Black] – Chairman, Speakers & Program
 
* [mailto:stevec@osmfoundation.org Steve Coast] – Sponsorship, OSM-F Board
 
* [mailto:arjan@stateofthemap.org Arjan Spigt] – Sponsorship
 
* [mailto:andy@osmfoundation.org Andy Robinson], OSM-F Board
 
* [mailto:treasurer@openstreetmap.org Etienne]
 
* [mailto:floris@stateofthemap.org Floris Looijesteijn] – Venues, Local Organizing Team
 
* [mailto:henk@stateofthemap.org Henk Hoff] – Delegate Registration, Local Organizing Team, OSM-F Board
 
* [mailto:martijn@geodan.nl Martijn van Exel ]- Webmaster, Local Organzing Team
 
* [mailto:bojan@stateofthemap.org Bojan Sobocan] – Venues, Local Organzing Team
 
* [mailto:membership@openstreetmap.org Mike Collinson] – OSM-F Board
 
* [mailto:mikel_maron@yahoo.com Mikel Maron] – OSM-F Board
 
 
==[[Local Chapters Working Group]]==
 
 
The Local Chapters Working Group are responsible for running the process of setting up federated OSM-Foundation local groups. [http://www.blacksworld.net/blog/2008/12/11/osm-f-update-local-chapters-are-coming/ More]. The group’s members are:
 
 
* [mailto:henk.hoff@osmfoundation.org Henk Hoff] – OSM-F Board
 
* [mailto:simone@osmfoundation.org Simone Cortesi] – OSM-F Board
 
* [mailto:mikel_maron@yahoo.com Mikel Maron]
 
* [mailto:cragg.nilson@gmail.com Cragg Nilson]
 
* John Smith
 
* [mailto:ulf@osmfoundation.org Ulf Möller]
 
 
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:local@osmfoundation.org local@osmfoundation.org]
 
 
You can subscribe to the OSMF Local-chapters mailing list at http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/local-chapters
 
 
==[[Strategy Working Group]]==
 
 
The Strategy Working Group will look at fund-raising, and long term planning and strategy.
 
 
The group's members are:
 
   
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==[[Local Chapters and Communities Working Group]]==
* Mikel Maron (Group chairman, OSMF Board)
 
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* Encouraging local groups to become Local Chapters
* ...
 
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* Seeking ways to help local communities build cohesion
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* Facilitating a global exchange of ideas among Local Chapters and communities
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* Reviewing and improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme
   
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==Historic==
You can subscribe to the OSMF strategy mailing list at http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/strategic
 
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* [[Management Team]]
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* [[Local Chapters Working Group]] - Responsible for running the process of setting up federated OSM-Foundation local groups. This is now done by the [mailto:secretary@osmfoundation.org Secretary]. It has now been restarted as a group focusing on encouraging local community growth.
   
 
[[Category:Working Groups]]
 
[[Category:Working Groups]]

Latest revision as of 18:48, 29 September 2021

Working Groups are the main way in which the Foundation supports OSM in specific areas. Some are more active than others. Working Groups may include a member of the board.

Like everything in OpenStreetMap, we are very open and always welcome new working group members and helpers. If you support the ideals of OpenStreetMap and open data and want to help, just email the group that interests you.

Follow the links on this page to find out more about what each group does and who its members are.

Licensing Working Group

  • Handle issues relating the the current license for OSM data
  • Migrating to a new license.

Data Working Group

  • Resolution of issues in copyright violation, disputes, vandalism, and bots, beyond the normal means of the community.
  • Helping to set policy on data.

Operations Working Group

  • Planning and maintenance of the OSM API and servers.

Engineering Working Group

  • Handling software development paid for by the OSMF
  • Putting out calls for proposals on tasks of interest, and accepting proposals on other tasks
  • Offering a platform for coordination of software development efforts across the OSM ecosystem
  • Managing OSM’s participation in software mentorship programs

Communication Working Group

  • Maintaining blog.openstreetmap.org and OpenStreetMap on twitter and facebook. Announcements and project news written with the official "voice of the foundation"
  • Responding to press contacts.
  • Oversight of design and content on osmfoundation.org

StateoftheMap Organizing Committee

  • Organization and execution of the annual OpenStreetMap Foundation Conference "The State of the Map"

Membership Working Group

  • Administering the membership database
  • Answering routine membership queries
  • Increasing OSMF Membership

Local Chapters and Communities Working Group

  • Encouraging local groups to become Local Chapters
  • Seeking ways to help local communities build cohesion
  • Facilitating a global exchange of ideas among Local Chapters and communities
  • Reviewing and improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme

Historic