[OSM-dev] Suggestion to replace created_by tags

Joerg Ostertag (OSM Munich/Germany) openstreetmap at ostertag.name
Mon Apr 30 06:23:18 BST 2007

On Sunday 29 April 2007 23:42, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Schuyler Erle wrote:
> > If OSM clients generate their own UUID for each transaction (for
> > whatever definition of 'transaction' the client uses), setting a
> > "change_group_id" or "transaction_id" tag to a 32 character
> > hexadecimal string, then they wouldn't even have to contact the server
> > first...
> No, I really don't like using tags for database internals - tags
> should identify real-world characteristics. One of the reasons for
> proposing the client id column was to stop created_by polluting the
> tagspace. (We already have enough confusion with people manually
> setting "created_by=Fred".)

To heat up the discussion ;-) 
What do you all think about the tag 
which is (for example) set by osmtrackfilter.pl.


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