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Initially, the goal of OSM was to have a free map of our streets, so the name was good. But now, the name OpenStreetMap suggests only a part of the goals of the project: 1. Open, yes the project was, is and will stay open 2. Street, we know that a lot of mappers and users are not interested only by the street areas, but also the sea, the landuse, the hiking path, and a lot of isolated POI for example. 3. Map, "do not tag for a rendering". Today, we can use the data in many ways other than building a map (even it is the major application)

So, what's next? I'm convinced that this name isn't the best, and because of that the project can be (and is) misunderstanded. But, I'm not sure that changing our name will be an easy task, and I think we will keep this name as longer as I hope.

But, anyway, what other name do you propose?

asked 14 Nov '12, 11:15

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closed 14 Nov '12, 11:30

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant" by Frederik Ramm 14 Nov '12, 11:30

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