frederik at remote.org
Mon Mar 2 20:23:09 GMT 2009
Jason Cunningham wrote:
> But, although everyone is allowed to add their own tags when mapping, the
> community is building up an agreed set of "Mapping Features" on the mapping
> features page, via drafts, proposals and voting.
No. The Map Features page is intended to be a documentation of tags
being used, not a documentation of tags having been "voted in". If you
dig through the archives, you will find that never has there been a
draft, proposal, or vote for "highway=motorway"; nonetheless it is used
and not questioned by anyone.
> But it appears this feature was added to mapping features without a draft,
> proposal or voting.
This often happens when we find that a feature is being widely used but
omitted from Map Features.
> If this is the case the feature should be removed then
> added after correct procedure has been followed?
No, that would be utterly non-OSM. We are not (yet) a bureaucracy.
> Bots in my limited knowledge seems unacceptable. Surely a bot should also
> have to go through some sort of approval process before being unleashed?
We have a "code of conduct" on the Wiki that strongly suggests each bot
be discussed on the lists *before* it is used, but we have no formal
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