Operations Working Group/Minutes/2020-04-10

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

OpenStreetMap Foundation, Operations meeting
Friday 10th April 2020, 18:00 - 19:00 London time

Draft agenda.

Location: Room for videoconferancing - Privacy policy of Cloud68.
Date and time: Friday 10th April 2020, 28:00 - 19:00 London time - Countdown
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Anyone who wants to help the OWG is welcome to attend. We are looking for people who can:

  • Help with technical problems (please note that we are not looking for sysadmins).
  • Assist in long term planning.
  • Respond to emails.
  • Help us build necessary tools, e.g. for automating account deletion/change of email address (making it self-service via website).

Expected participants

  • Grant Slater (OWG)
  • Tom Hughes (OWG)
  • Paul Norman (OWG, board)
  • Radoje Stojisic (OWG)


  • Joost Schouppe (Board, MWG)
  • Mikel Maron (Board, SotM-WG)
  • Guillaume Rischard (Board, DWG, MWG)
  • Michal Migurski
  • Ian Dees
  • Anyone else who wants to help the OWG (please note that we are not looking for sysadmins)

Draft agenda

Fixing the failing CI tests

Issue: Unreliable https://github.com/openstreetmap/chef/actions
Should we make Github Primary? Should we move git.openstreetmap.org to another data centre?

Open Ops Tickets

Review open, what needs policy and what needs someone to help with...

Tile CDN usage policy (OSM, Friends, Others?)

Can we continue to be be open to the world, what policies (not yet actions) can we put in place now to encourage people to move to other providers? eg: Do we continue to allow Commercial Sites to use tile.openstreetmap.org ?

High Availability / Redundancy of OpenStreetMap.org (and primary services)

Where do we currently stand? (Hot/Cold/Redundancy etc)
What do we still need to do?
Should we get another Data Centre? (See Below)

Tile CDN

Squid / nginx / GeoDNS? Is the software right? Issues and improvement.
What experiments should we be doing to improve the network.

Commercial CDN for Bulk Tile Users

by Ian
Fastly has expressed interest in supporting OSM
Proposal: move tile.osm.org traffic to Fastly CDN with a longer cache timeout and adjust friendly clients that need more up-to-date tiles to use existing CDN

New Data Centre Space?

DE: DECIX may be able to offer us some rackspace, but we'd need our own ASN + address space allocation. br>

AMS AM6 "In this list, I would suggest approaching Core-Backbone: they already sponsor some community projects such as https://www.community-ix.de/sponsoren/ " - Baptiste Jonglez