[OSM-talk] Vegetation page
mikh43 at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 2 20:46:14 GMT 2009
(... Not entirely seriously ...)
If OSM is an international project - and IMHO it most certainly IS and
should be! - then what can you possibly mean by your phrase 'foreign
national'? Or are you extraterrestrial ... In which case 'welcome to planet
earth' - but, as OSM is a community-drive project I am so sorry but 'we
cannot take you to our leader'.
My wife is only foreign when she is in England ... And I am only foreign
when I am not ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Körner [mailto:osm-lists at mazdermind.de]
> Sent: 02 December 2009 18:41
> To: talk openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Vegetation page
> > as an programmer my first bolean thoughts where
> An as a foreign national my thoughts were "And I thought OSM
> was an international project..".
> > Ok, a couple of points need to be made here:
> > 1) It's just a disambiguation page. It even says that the
> > aren't official.
> What the hell is "official"? This is a community driven project!
> > 2) Your comment indicates that there is value in collecting
> > these definitions together in little knowledge bases to
> provoke discussion.
> > 3) Yes, I think it's a dumb tag too. One of the legacies of
> its very
> > English history. It would be much better off as a landuse=* tag
> > describing it as publicly owned grass, with an amenity=* tag or
> > something identifying it as the village green. But what can you do.
> We need to get a world-wide usable description for it. If we
> can't get one, we should mark it as deprecated.
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