[OSM-dev] Something wrong with the renderer?

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Thu May 5 18:11:31 BST 2011


On 5 May 2011 18:05, Igor Brejc <igor.brejc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> 2011/5/5 Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com>:
>>
>> What about changing the tile urls frequently? This could be automated
>> and synchronized with the start page and would stop those apps quite
>> fast (at least until they start making the urls in their app dynamic
>> and synchronize as well).
>
>
> That would punish everyone, even those apps that adhere to the policy. I see
> no reason to prevent access to an app which just mimics the browser and
> shows a limited map area, uses throttling and caches those tiles for more
> than a week.
> Besides, this would not really help OSM spread its word. I'm sure there are
> better ways of dealing with offenders.

Yup, you capture my feelings exactly.

I also think something like this should be added to the policy: App
must display: 'Help improve this map: www.osm.org' with a clickable
link. Translations acceptable.

/ Grant



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