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Tell me about OSM Foundation Working Groups

The OSM Foundation Working Groups are volunteers who manage and run various aspects of OpenStreetMap.

Licensing Working Group#

  • Handling issues relating to the current license for OSM data

Data Working Group#

  • Resolving issues about copyright violations, data disputes, vandalism, and automated edits beyond the normal means of the community.
  • Helping to set policy on data.

Communication Working Group#

Operations Working Group#

  • Planning and maintenance of the OSM API and servers.

Engineering Working Group#

  • Engaging and assisting developers to develop OSM software.

State of the Map Organizing Committee#

  • Organizing and executing the annual worldwide OpenStreetMap Foundation Conference, "State of the Map"

Membership Working Group#

  • Administering the membership database
  • Answering routine membership queries
  • Increasing OSMF Membership