Working Group Minutes/EWG 2022-02-21

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

Formal proceedings


  • Tobias Knerr
  • Roland Olbricht
  • Robert Koeze
  • Rob Savoye
  • Andrew Hain

Actual business

Proposal framework

We have sent the draft proposal framework out for feedback from the community and received lots of good feedback. The working group reviewed that feedback. Robert offers to reflect those changes in the document for next meeting.

Review Scoring Criteria

Discussed scoring criteria for bids. A draft of ideas has been collected by Roland here. Changes to the criteria were suggested, including removing deployments as a criteria. Discussed the topic of security, in particular the pros and cons of 3rd party libraries, as well as testing. Roland will continue to work on this document.

Project ideas

A number of our original ideas (listed below) are already being developed on. The working group agreed to come up with new ideas for next meeting.

  • 3.1 Hide note comments (now under development)
  • 7.2 Self deletion facility (now under development)
  • 7.1 Personal "killfile"

Tobias also suggested 2 additional projects:

  • Improving the translation wiki extension for the OpenStreetMap wiki
  • Updates to the website

Tobias has offered to do more investigation on this.

OSM data model changes

Jochen Topf has offered to do an investigation into potential OSM data model changes. We have applied to the board for funds to support this effort.

Relevant links: 2018 Milan SoTM Talk slides: 2018 Milan SoTM Talk video:

This topic is on the February board meeting agenda this Thursday. We are waiting to hear back.

Any other business

Next meeting is 2022-03-07