Nominatim project 2020-07
Sarah writes by email:
I expect to distribute this work on multiple supporters where OSMF could be one of them.
I'd say we set up a short term initial project to see how this works out for both sides. I'd suggest a 3-month run-time 50% work time contract. If set up in the next couple of months, then this would give me the time to get set up at the new freelance job and find more supporters elsewhere. I can offer OSMF a special community rate of 50EUR/h. So at 80h per month, that would be 3 * 4000 EUR.
Topic-wise, […] that leaves 'finish localization effords' and 'make software more user-friendly'. Given that neither fits in the time frame above, I would suggest that we define these two topics as the project goals worked on open-ended at best effort until the allotted time is up. I haven't explicitly listed community communication but part of the time would of course also be dedicated to making the work public to the community (most likely in blog format).
Detailed Time Estimate
Finish localization efforts (3 months)
|support for extra tags for rank compution
|downvoting rank address to preserve admin ranking
|other programmatically solvable issues
|adapt addressing for 10 biggest countries
|localization of address output
Make software more user-friendly (4 months)
|improve docs wrt browser use
|switch to dotenv
|remove unused code
|switch utils to python
|switch web service to python
|add installation routines