In a blog post by Serge Wroclawski, a long time OpenStreetMap contributor
and the founder of the OpenStreetMap US organization, outlines reasons why
he believes OSM is in trouble.

https://blog.emacsen.net/blog/2018/02/16/osm-is-in-trouble/

A choice quote.

"The first problem that I feel plagues OSM is that the OpenStreetMap
Foundation views the mission of the project to provide the world a
geographic database, but not geographic services."

See also this thread on the OSM-talk mailing list:

https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2018-February/080161.html

Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation
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