> Nominally this list has a broader remit than just OSM ("Discussions
> about Open Source GIS in New Zealand"), but in reality it all seems
> to be OSM-related discussion, so making use of OSM's infrastructure
> seems a good plan to me.
> [...] This list should still remain for non-OSM related talk though.
I'm in agreement with Glen; it's a Good Thing for there to be a central, known,
and respected place for discussions on Open (source+data+collaborative
crowds) GIS in NZ. In my estimation the fact that the list has de-facto become
the NZ OSM coordination point is merely a historical artifact. My main concern
on the OSM side is that Kiwis interested in helping out be able to
find us. Hopefully
the OSM wiki section on NZ explains that well enough but I concede that someone
scanning through the list of OSM mailing lists might not discover us.
On the other
hand, we are a small community and if we divide our efforts both
streams may fail
to reach critical mass.
I'll second Glen to take over moderatorship, but if he doesn't want it
I'll do it,
although I promise to be a somewhat negligent moderator as spare time is in
short supply these days and I'm often in the field away from the 'net
for weeks at
regards & 3 cheers for everything we've accomplished on this list over
the last decade,