We’re the Operations Working Group (OWG) for the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The OWG is responsible for proposing the budget for, and running of the servers owned by the OpenStreetMap Foundation
The key priority for this group is ensuring the operation and smooth running of the XML editing API and data distribution services (planet files and diff updates). Secondary priorities include the operation of the other OSMF servers.
The main task of the Operations Working Group is the forecasting of demand and the purchasing of hardware required to meet the priorities.
Other tasks include:
It does not concern itself with:
We run a public issue tracker at GitHub for our tasks.
Details on OSMF servers and statistics can be found at OSMF Server Info.
OpenStreetMap Server Status gives uptime details by service (note that it may not include all servers and services).
For a full list of reports, please see our Reports Archive.
OWG is a volunteer group, and we are always keen to find new members. We are particularly looking for people who can analyse our infrastructure, make plans, forecast future hardware needs, draw up budgets and that sort of thing. This does involve a certain level of technical expertise but it’s not writing code, for example, and OWG membership doesn’t grant access to any of the servers - that’s for our Sysadmins. If you’d like to join us, have a read of our membership policy, and please get in touch!
The OSM Operations team are on Twitter: @OSM_Tech
You can get in touch with the whole team at: firstname.lastname@example.org