[Wikimedia-l] State of the Map US, San Francisco June 7-10

Jon Davies jon.davies at wikimedia.org.uk
Fri May 24 09:09:01 UTC 2013

Re OSM future strategy:
I would be happy to talk to them and perhaps look for synergies.

On 24 May 2013 09:51, Tom Morris <tom at tommorris.org> wrote:

> Of possible interest to WMF staff and others in San Francisco, State of
> the Map US is happening in a few weeks.
> http://stateofthemap.us/
> Schedule: http://stateofthemap.us/schedule.html
> They are discussing a wide variety of things which have crossover to
> Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects including use of OSM in secondary
> and higher education, technical matters including building the new editor,
> vector maps, imports and operations, data analysis, community and social
> issues. Looks like fun.
> The main State of the Map conference this year is in Birmingham, England
> in September. http://2013.stateofthemap.org/
> In terms of governance stuff, the OSM Foundation is going through a
> similar process of long-term strategy as Wikimedia did many years ago:
> trying to decide whether to stay small or expand, how to work with
> community members, businesses who use OSM data, developers and so on. In
> these discussions, frequent reference is made to Wikimedia as a big sister.
> ;-)
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