OSMF updates/2021-08/LCCWG Overview
Building local community cohesion * Facilitating a global exchange of ideas * Improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme
About Local Chapters:
Local Chapters are country-level or region-level not-for-profit legal entities representing the area's OSM data and OSM mappers when dealing with local government, business, and media. They are recognised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF), allowing them to use the OpenStreetMap marks, and each can have a representative on the OpenStreetMap Foundation's Advisory Board. For OSMF-related updates regarding local chapters, please read the local chapters overview
Below you will find mostly topics mentioned on LCCWG public minutes from August 2020 until February 2021 (last upload), with the exception of news about work by the temporary Moderation subcommittee (formed after December 2020, see the first topic below).
Ongoing - Work on updating the Etiquette guidelines and on moderation of two of the OSMF-hosted mailing lists
Work by the temporary LCCWG Moderation subcommittee.
|Ongoing - Work on updating the Etiquette guidelines and on moderation of two of the OSMF-hosted mailing lists|
|In December 2020, the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) Board set out to “find partners to help instate a moderator team for the OSMF-talk1 and talk2 mailing lists" and in their December 2020 meeting requested that the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group (LCCWG) take the lead on this initiative. Subsequently, this group has been formed as a subcommittee of the LCCWG. The Moderation subcommittee is a temporary group of OSM community members working on this Scope of Work via this Implementation Plan (hack.md). Learn more about participants and find links to any draft documents on the subcommittee's page. The moderation subcommittee will not be doing the moderation themselves.
1 osmf-talk is the mailing list for OpenStreetMap Foundation members (Become a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation). You can read all past messages here.
Work of the LCCWG moderation subcommittee, formed for this task, so far:
The initial action by the board was the result of a statement sent on December 9th 2020 by a group of community members to osmf-talk (OSMF members' mailing list): Calling People to Take Action and Confront Systemic Offensive Behavior in the OSM Community (.pdf on the wiki, Gdoc here) asking amongst others:
The content of the statement was locked on December 16th 2020 after being published (the content was being updated even after people/groups had started signing it) and it includes the names of 310 community members and 47 organisations in support.
Completed - Local Chapters and Communities Congress (LCCC) 2020
|Completed - Local Chapters and Communities Congress (LCCC) 2020|
|LCCWG tracker issue #10|
|The Local Chapters and Communities Congress (former Local Chapters Congress) 2020 was a virtual event for members of various OSM communities, whether they were officially recognised Local Chapters of the OSM Foundation or just regular users group of OSM mappers. The aim was to come together to share stories and learn from each other. Read the participants' notes during the sessions.
Completed - Comparison of OSM Local Chapter websites
|Completed - Comparison of OSM Local Chapter website|
|LCCWG tracker issue #1|
|Review of the websites of all the official Local Chapters (approved until July 2020) and lessons learned (OSM diary entry by Joost Schouppe (OSM Belgium/LCCWG) and Rob Nickerson (OSM UK/LCCWG).
Minutes and other sources:
Completed - Local Chapters survey
|Completed - Local Chapters survey|
|LCCWG tracker issue #2|
|The Local Chapters and Communities Working Group (LCCWG) sent a survey to Local Chapters and community groups to get their views on why they applied/will apply to become a Local Chapter. One response was requested from each Local Chapter or group. The duration was: 2020-03-05 to 2020-04-11. Language: English Some points from the feedback received.
There is also an ongoing survey of Local Chapters, again initiated by the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group, in order to collect their views on paid work.
Table of OSMF surveys here.
Update the OSM website to highlight Local Chapters
|Update the OSM website to highlight Local Chapters|
|LCCWG tracker issue #14|
|This topic is to update www.openstreetmap.org to highlight Local Chapters.
Could request budget to work on this.
Provide a tool for communities to welcome new OSM mappers
|Provide a tool for communities to welcome new OSM mappers|
|LCCWG tracker issue #8|
|The Local Chapters and Communities Working Group (LCCWG) wants to make it easy for local chapters and communities to use any of the existing tools to welcome new mappers. See the April and May 2020 meeting minutes for initial notes.
Minutes and other sources, August 2020 to August 2021:
Develop/design local community website template/tool
|Develop/design local community website template/tool1|
|LCCWG tracker issue #13
Minutes and other sources:
OSMF membership and Local Chapter membership
|OSMF membership and Local Chapter membershi|
|LCCWG tracker issue #11|
|Creation of a joint membership scheme has been suggested, so that
Improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme
|Improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme1|
|Currently, the OSMF recognizes only geography-based non-profit organisations as affiliates of the Foundation (see the Local Chapters page on the OSMF website). The Foundation has now recognized over 17 Local Chapter.
User group affiliation model
|User group affiliation model|
|LCCWG tracker issue #12|
|The Local Chapters and Communities Working Group (LCCWG) believes that having Local Chapter as the OSM Foundation's only affiliation model is too limiting and sometimes provides a high or unreachable burden for various OSM communities worldwide. For instance, having a Local Chapter in Cuba is all but impossible. It is suggested that other forms of affiliation model would be nice to have, such as
Support the development of Brian DeRocher's Microcosms
|Support the development of Brian DeRocher's Microcosms|
|LCCWG tracker issue #7|
|Brian DeRocher (not affiliated with the LCCWG) created Microcosms with the aim to become a feature on www.openstreetmap.org (Github pull request) to support local groups of mappers and the events they participate in.
OSM website feature to allow messaging from groups to OSM users
|No updates - OSM website feature to allow messaging from groups to OSM use|
|OSM website development||€5000||Update the OSM website to highlight Local Chapters GL#14|
|Funding for 1-2 LCCWG members to attend the State of the Map 2021 conference||€3500-4000?||This assumes that the State of the Map 2021 international conference will not take place online. Amount is for air travel and hotel accommodation of selected working group members to convene/facilitate the Local Chapters and Communities Congress 2021.|
|Software development for local community website hosting tool/solution||€1000||Comments: Eugene: Budget not needed if GitHub pages is the solution. Clifford: [[Microgrants}OSMF Microgrants]] can accept such funding for hosting; Rob: multi-year; Clifford says that Microgrants can be flexible in the future.|
Budget related minutes:
- 2021-02 Map Complete
- 2021-01 Local Chapter application checklist
- 2020-11 Working Group members running for the OSMF Board
Upcoming - Local Chapters and Communities Congress (LCCC) 2021
|Upcoming - Local Chapters and Communities Congress (LCCC) 2021|
The next Local Chapters and Communities Congress will take place online on November 6, 2021 - See the event page. It will be a virtual event for members of various OSM communities, whether they are officially recognised Local Chapters of the OSM Foundation or just regular users group of OSM mappers. The aim is to come together to share stories and learn from each other.