One of the foundation Working Groups, the Communication Working Group was formed in 2010.
The Communication Working Group has begun with an initial focus on communication between the OSMF (Board and Working Groups), its members, and the public. The Communication Working Group will create guidelines and frameworks to facilitate appropriate communication between entities like the Board and other working groups, ensuring their activities and achievements are communicated effectively to the rest of the community and wider public.
Other communication channels in and around OpenStreetMap may be in scope of the group’s activities. The group will do some analysis of the different channels, and areas where problems can be seen, e.g. signal-to-noise ratio of community discussions, and possibly develop some ideas for making improvements. However the immediate priority will be Foundation related communication.
There was some discussion of whether the OpenStreetMap Front Page design was in scope, however it seems likely that the newly formed group on the design mailing list will push this forwards from now on. As with other processes going on within the project, CWG are happy to help with communication aspects of this.
Who we are
- Harry Wood (Management Team)
- Richard Weait
- Jonathan Bennett
- Kate Chapman
You can get in touch with the whole team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This list gives a rough idea of when and how often we have been meeting, and allows you to delve into the details of our discussions. Typically we have been meeting almost every week on Mondays.