[OSM-talk] Users whose contributions are in the public domain
frederik at remote.org
Wed Apr 30 21:38:11 BST 2008
> While I have the PD-user template on my user page and would encourage
> like-minded folks to do the same, I feel it is mostly a political
> statement than of real practical benefit.
Some time in the far future I will create a "clean" mirror of OSM that
contains only data never touched by people who don't do PD. This is
techically possible today, although it would currently place a high
load on the API as we don't allow batch downloads of history data
(meaning I would have to download every object's history with a
separate API call, that's roughly 300 million requests - I wonder how
many of those I'd get through before being firewalled ;-)). I assume
that we'll allow batch download of history sooner or later (we're not
truly free if we don't), and that would make a "PD filtered" version
of OSM easy.
But this is really something for the distant future, and would throw
open a number of questions I'd rather not discuss here and now.
Until then, I guess the PD-user template is really just a political
statement identifying yourself as part of the silent majority in
this project ;-)
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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