[OSM-dev] new contributor terms ID list

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed Aug 25 04:50:05 BST 2010


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:11 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 August 2010 05:28, Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com> wrote:
>> Last week's LWG minutes also have a nice graphic showing agreed contributors:
>> https://docs.google.com/View?id=dd9g3qjp_77rbr8fgfw
>
> What information went in to compiling that graphic?
>
> For example, wasn't there a bot setup to remove a bunch of tiger tags,
> was that account included and if so wouldn't that be misleading?

It's a first go at a simple visualization.  We'll get better at it,
and the raw data will be published so that those with the motivation
can build their own visualizations.

So, no, it's not misleading.

As I understand it that graphic represents all accounts, including
bots, and rectangular areas are proportional to the square-root of the
total number of edits per account.  The square-root was chosen because
the linear proportion or the largest contributors swamped the
following contributors even more.

But hey, that was a week ago, and more contributors have accepted
since that image was made.  So take it as a preliminary data point.
And the raw data will be available soonish so we can all draw our own
graphs and charts.



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