Working Group Minutes/EWG 2022-01-10

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

These minutes are a draft.

Formal proceedings


Roland has been elected to the board of directors and is therefore discouraged from chairing working groups. Robert volunteers to co-chair the working group.

Call for participation

Tobias volunteers to write a new Call for Participation. We do not expect new active members from that, because there already have been two CfPs. But this allows to check whether there are volunteers for the minutes, and if no so, employ Dorothea.


  • Adam Hoyle
  • Tobias Knerr
  • Robert Koeze
  • Roland Olbricht
  • Rob Savoye

(no apologies)

Actual business

Proposal framework

Robert presents the draft for the ruleset. The deadline for comments is the next meeting.

Project ideas

We plan to reuse and rework the texts from the DWG wishlist for the selected items:

  • 3.1 Hide note comments (more to come): Roland volunteers to rewrite the text
  • 7.2 Self deletion facility: Roland volunteers to rewrite the text
  • 7.1 Personal "killfile": Tobias has written a draft, Roland intends to add more details

In genereal, the DWG shall be mentioned in the description but not in the headlines. The rationale is that the applicants get the context right, but do not bother the DWG. The features have been selected to be of general interest.

For the OAuth2 to key dispenser bridge: Roland shall explain, probably not for the first round.

The next steps are to write the texts, then finalize them on the next meeting. After this, we will ask TomH and the OWG for feedback, then publish the result.

Any other business

The Google Summer of Code 2022 has been announced. The EWG trusts the GSoC team from the last years to manage it autonomously: Don't change a winning team.

Next meeting is 2022-01-24