Working Group Summary

Wow. Look at the time. Has it already been three weeks since the last Working Group summary? Why yes, it has. Three weeks and a few days. Sorry about that.  If you like this type of summary, offer feedback in the comments to encourage members of each working group to provide summaries.

Communication Working Group (CWG) 08 Nov 2010

Analytics shows pleasantly high traffic.  Thanks!  Checking settings re RSS feeds.  Discussion of OSMF web site reorganization and theming, target groups for OSMF messages.

Licensing Working Group (LWG) 09 Nov 2010

Revisions to CT(1).  Noted attribution issues in an advertising campaign.  SteveC to follow up.

Board meeting 10 Nov 2010

Google Maps Colombia have removed OSM data after SteveC brought the issue to their attention. They have a one month cache on those tiles so the data may still appear.

Nike have properly attributed OSM in latest Nike Grid campaign except in television commercial and arguably in online videos.

Strategy Working Group (SWG) 11 Nov 2010

Sam to prepare tile policy document on OSM wiki.  Discussion to continue on matters relating to third-party project hosting and financial support.

Communication Working Group (CWG) 15 Nov 2010

Meeting postponed

Licensing Working Group (LWG) 16 Nov 2010

Two guests for this meeting.  Eric Rodenback of Stamen discussed scope of Stamen involvement in NikeGrid campaign, some of which has correct OSM / CC-By-SA attribution.  Richard Fairhurst offered suggestions for CT v1.2.

SteveC advises that Google Maps in Colombia use a one-month cache, so data removed may continue to be visible for a few weeks.  Original reporter to advise.

Communication Working Group (CWG) 22 Nov 2010

CWG is now looking at incoming communication to the Foundation.  How can this be improved?  Why not test a communication channel and use the comments below?

Licensing Working Group (LWG) 23 Nov 2010

Meeting shortened due to low availability of members.  Richard to forward CT 1.2 to legal for comment.

Data Working Group (DWG) 24 Nov 2010

12nm data offer relies on an unacceptable license.  Data not adopted.

Board Meeting 24 Nov 2010

The board recognized Steve Coasts position at Bing and congratulated him.  No conflict of interest is inherent in Steve’s position at Bing and on the OSMF board.  All board members are obliged to excuse themselves when matters of potential conflict of interest arise.

Email from research group seeks official recognition of their use of OSM.  It was suggested that they may have an advantage in their funding by obtaining official recognition.  Simone to draft generic response to groups using OSM in their research since OSM license already grants permission.

Anonymous participation in Board and WG meetings can not be permitted as Conflicts of Interest can not be properly declared and anonymity maintained.

StateoftheMap Organizing Committee / SotM WG  24 Nov 2010

Options for additional sponsorship levels and amounts were discussed.  Eventbright proposed for registration based on success in previous uses.  Accepted separation of sponsorship from speaking opportunities. Vendor stage and exhibition hall discussed.

Considered lightning talks, workshops and BoFs and best ways to implement these with “right level” of organization.

Upcoming tasks are, update web site for 2011, announce call for logos, call for papers, call for sponsors.

Strategy Working Group (SWG) 25 Nov 2010

TWG to receive, evaluate and act on requests for guest tile layers.  Policy on guest tile layers subject to change without warning.

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4 thoughts on “Working Group Summary

  1. Colin Marquardt

    I might suggest the “flat” tiles of http://hikebikemap.de/ for inclusion on the main OSM page, but I’m not sure if I can keep up with the likely increase in wishlist bugs (or real bugs for that matter). OTOH, I might just ignore them or reject most for cartographic reasons :)

    The hillshading layer could also be a candidate for inclusion (it could be overlaid on all the other maps as well), but its generation has been a static one-time process. For a world-wide map, it would have to be dynamic.

    I think WikiMedia (who host the tiles on their Toolserver) would not be against such an inclusion. They don’t have a written tile usage policy right now though.

  2. Colin Marquardt

    Regarding the discussion on http://www.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Working_Group_Minutes/SWG_2010-11-25#IRC_log about removing/replacing a layer: this would have an influence on permalinks. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Cdauth%E2%80%99s_map, an OpenLayers “extension” has code to build key=value-like permalinks that would allow graceful fallback in case of layer removal (e.g. link to tiles saying “This style is not available anymore at the request of its maintainer”). Last time I tried Cdauth’s Map, it was gracefully forward-compatible, meaning that regular OpenLayers permalinks still worked if the order of the existing layers stayed the same.

  3. HarryWood

    Yeah the behaviour of the layer URL parameter was improved back in July. That’ll make it easier to adjust available layers without breaking too much. Hadn’t realised wikimedia were hosting the hillshading layer. That’s neat.

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