Working Group Minutes/EWG 2022-03-07

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

These minutes are a draft.

Formal proceedings


  • Tobias Knerr
  • Roland Olbricht
  • Robert Koeze
  • Rob Savoye
  • Andrew Hain

Rules of Order

We agree that a motion in a public meeting is sufficient for a funding decision, at least for the foreseeable future.

Actual business

Project funding framework

The framework.

There have been misunderstandings of what the word "tender" exactly means. Thus we replace the word by "request for bids" or "bid", depending on the intended meaning.

We have sent it out for feedback from the community and reviewed that feedback. Robert has reflected changes discussed in the previous meeting.

Review Scoring Criteria

Discussed scoring criteria for bids. A draft of ideas has been collected by Roland here. Changes to the criteria were suggested, including removing deployments as a criteria. Discussed the topic of security, in particular the pros and cons of 3rd party libraries, as well as testing. Roland will continue to work on this document.

The document shall be sent out to the community at large on Friday (delayed because Roland did not make it in time).

Project ideas

Deferred discussions and decisions.

OSM data model changes

Jochen Topf has offered to do an investigation into potential OSM data model changes. We have applied to the board for funds to support this effort.

Roland will ask Jochen what he wants to be his involvement to be in the actual implementation work. We want to nudge him towards mentoring interested new people to broaden the base of people understanding the data model in depth.

The is a motion to accept the offer. The motion has passed unanimously.

Any other business

Next meeting is 2022-03-21