Working Groups

On-ramp to successful communities

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OpenStreetMap is a community of many successful communities. The community and communities are a core strength of OpenStreetMap and so building a successful community is never complete. Jono Bacon breaks refines a method of community improvement to four simple steps in one elegant image.Jono's tweet Jono's on-ramp image makes for delightful application to the OpenStreetMap context.

Reinvigorating Working Groups

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Are you an OpenStreetMap contributor with a yearning to do more for the OpenStreetMap project? Consider participating in an OpenStreetMap Foundation Working Group. Working Groups were established to implement the wishes of the larger OpenStreetMap community particularly where individual mappers are less effective.

Working Groups execute tasks on behalf of the greater OpenSteetmap community and tend to operate along thematic boundaries.

OpenStreetMap Foundation Commitments

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You want to contribute to OpenStreetMap even more than you do now. What can you do to help? You are considering running for a seat on the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors. Or perhaps you are considering volunteering on one of the OpenStreetMap Foundation Working Groups.

But you're concerned that you might be signing up for more than you realize. What's really involved? How large is the commitment? What are the commitments?

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