Engineering Working Group
What we do
The Engineering Working Group (EWG) is charged with
- 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
For handling paid development, "tasks" include development of new features, maintenance of code, documentation, and other tasks that improve the developer experience. We encourage applications from skilled individuals who aren’t professional developers, professional contractors or companies, as well as those who are. In our first round we will look for projects that don’t need much management and will apply the principles of the Hiring Framework.
We encourage standardization and shared efforts between projects by bringing together developers with similar interests. This work also includes responding to emails and directing people at other people or appropriate resources.
We are looking for people with experience with the OSM software ecosystem, developing software, or managing software development. Please get in touch by contacting email@example.com!
Process for new members
Membership applications are discussed within EWG. If no members of EWG object within 1 week, a membership application is immediately accepted. If there are objections, the application is put to a vote among EWG members.
Who we are
- Salim Baidoun
- Andrew Hain
- Adam Hoyle (chairperson)
- Tobias Knerr
- Roland Olbricht (secretary)
- Ramya Ragupathy
- Emerson Rocha
- Mikel Maron
Spending and eligible projects
Like other working groups, the EWG submits annual budget requests to the OSMF board.
As a rough long-term guidance, we aim for the following spending breakdown:
- 50% of funding to core OSM software used to edit OSM or OSM-specific software run on the OpenStreetMap website
- 30% of funding to OSM quality assurance and analysis tools and OSM-specific software in common use
- 20% of funding to consumer-facing OSM software and new software
All code written must be open-source and available without charge.
The EWG is working towards a first round of funding work on software from the OSM ecosystem. We’ve compiled a Project Funding Framework to guide our selection and funding process.
Meetings and minutes
The Engineering Working Group (EWG) is holding meetings every 14 days. The current schedule is on Wednesday 15:30 UTC. Meeting dates are published on the OpenStreetMap Calendar.
Meetings are open to the public by default and take place on this BBB instance.