[OSM-dev] USGS fork of OpenStreetMap
ebwolf at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 15:11:38 BST 2010
I'm sorry I created so much forking confusion. I used the forking term
originally because someone else referred to another forking project that
way. I used it the second time because Paul asked me a forking question
about the fork. You are correct in that we are not forking OSM because we
are not starting with any forking OSM data.
I will try harder not to fork up the conversation any further. Would you
prefer the forking project be called the "USGS spoon" then?
Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:34 AM, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:18 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Of course, this means all of the data in a USGS fork can be put into OSM.
> Eric, it's really neither accurate nor helpful to keep referring to
> this independent USGS project as a fork of OSM. You are simply
> starting afresh, from an empty database, but you are using the same
> tools that we do. That's not a fork, that's a separate project.
> A fork would be to pre-populate your own database with all of the OSM
> data, and make changes from that point. Calling your independent
> project a "fork" is misleading and will lead to a lot of confusion.
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