[OSM-talk] Critical Mass for license change-over
lester at lsces.co.uk
Sat Jan 28 11:00:23 GMT 2012
Michal Migurski wrote:
>> > (*) There is no final algorithm. There is "the best that OSMF can come up with" but it will have problems, and there*will* be things deleted which will be reinstated later, and there*will* be things kept which have to be deleted later after a complaint. In a way, the algorithm that OSMF comes up with is just a best guess, much like the algorithm currently used by the OSM inspector.
> Yeah, but it will come from the OSMF, which makes it authoritative. Unlike every other tool that has been suggested and developed. Since the algorithm will be so provisional at launch, there should be a parallel data and tile service set prior to launch and an old data set and tile service post-launch.
Can I get a little clarity here ...
I am assuming that 'undecideds' have until the 1st April to finally make a
decision? Which is an utter pain for me since the main blocks I have left now
are undecides. The 'declines' can simply be dealt with except where they are
wrapped in a large 'undecided' as well.
Personally I would prefer to see anything left as 'undecided' simply switched to
a new user account called 'undecided'. If people have simply disappeared or are
simply not 'declining' just to be difficult, then they had their opportunity to
decline and didn't? So we just accept that work as clean.
We do need a clear statement on what WILL happen on the 1st April? but if that
is switch off day, then the 'decide by' day NEEDS to be earlier! If we are NOW
simply classifying 'undecided' as 'declined' which does seem to be the
recommendation, then what is the point of waiting for the outstanding users to
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