[OSM-dev] disputed areas

Ray Booysen raybooysen at rjb.za.net
Mon Feb 11 19:18:01 GMT 2008


On Feb 11, 2008 5:08 PM, Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane at gerv.net> wrote:

> Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > There are many other places where our map is not accurate to te rules
> > we decide,
>
> Right. But when we fix those places, there's no-one who's going to come
> along and un-fix them.
>
> > I think we should keep the issue in mind during further API design
> > work, and try to build mechanisms that help us cope with situations
> > like these, but I don't see the urgency either.
>
> That seems reasonable.
>
> > If the people of Cyprus haven't managed to produce good mapping
> > because of unsetteled political issues, then that's the reality and
> > why should that reality not be visible in our maps...?
>
> The reality of the map should be the reality of what it says on the
> ground. This is our rule, and it's a good one. The problem is not the
> "unsettled political issues", it's that some OSM participants don't want
> to abide by the rule. I think it's pretty clear what the correct result
> should be, according to the rule, in the Cyprus case. It's even
> documented on the Cyprus wiki page.
>

With this said, the only response in my opinion is a user ban for the
offender. Simple as.

>
> It's analogous to some Wikipedia participants not wanting to abide by
> NPOV. Not that I think there's such a thing as NPOV, but I accept that
> it's their wiki, and they can set what rules they want. Same with OSM.
>
> Gerv
>
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