[OSM-dev] Community standards for writing editors

Andrew andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Mar 10 13:07:58 GMT 2011

Because anyone who imports data and runs a bot can make large changes to the 
database with little effort the OSM community expects them to behave 
themselves while doing so; this is, for instance, expressed in the wiki pages 
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines and 
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits/Code_of_Conduct .

People who write editing tools can also exert a lot of leverage, for instance 
by having their programs used by mappers who are less skilled and experienced 
than they are themselves. What do you see as being the standards the community 
expects of editor writers?


More information about the dev mailing list