OpenStreetMap Foundation

Communications Working Group Meeting


6th December 2010,

21:00- GMT (22:00 - CET)



Present: Harry Wood, Richard Weait, Oliver Kühn, Emilie Laffray, Charlotte Wolter

Apologies: Hurricane Coast

Responsible for OSMF newsletter input: Richard

Public to newsletter


Adoption of previous minutes

Previous minutes:

Propose: Emilie

Seconded: Harry

None opposed

Previous minutes [were] accepted and may be published.

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Matters Arising:

New Donation confirmed and a shared announcement to be created.

Mediawiki skin talked about at wikipedia conference in Paris this week end

Project of the week ideas. Metrics graphs for projects.

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Finalise agenda for this call.

Blog stats

Themes & Skins

General comms observations from Charlotte

Translations on the blog

Contact Page & Welcome Page for the OSMF site

OSMF content in general

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Any other business


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Blog stats

~25 users per day. Spike when we made the blog post about working group summary. About 10% of people reading working group summary are staying on the site.

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Themes & Skins

Emilie asked around at the Wikimedia conference. May have somebody to help

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General comms observations from Charlotte

Documentation on JOSM & Potlatch doesn’t work well on a wiki.

Too geeky. Too many assumptions about knowledge

Other observations about editors.

New beginners guide? Encourage individuals to do it.

Get buy in from Beginners Guide contributors for a change to a new approach

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Translations on the blog

Harry set up a test wordpress site which includes a translations plugin:

works well.

Harry will ask Grant to install this on the live site. We’ll try to get some translations happening. We can provision new people with accounts to great translated content. See how well that works.



OSMF site content. Contact page and “welcome” page

Hurricane & Richard chatted about it briefly.  By “welcome” page we’re talking about the main homepage of

The German welcome page as drafted by Jonas, is a great start.

Perhaps adding a section for press contacts and for business interests in OSMF will be helpful.  

DRAFT Welcome page

OUR questions to answer on the DRAFT page

Action for everyone: Think of ideas for the homepage

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Next meeting.

Monday 13th 2010,

2100BST, 2200CET, 1600EDT, 2000UTC 1400MDT

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