[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] Licence redaction ready to begin

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Jul 10 08:10:42 BST 2012

> From: Richard Fairhurst [mailto:richard at systemeD.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 1:47 PM
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Licence redaction ready to begin
> Test runs have shown that the bot is functioning as we want it to, but
> we will of course be monitoring its progress. We are currently expecting
> it to take in the order of one month to complete; given the many
> variables I'm afraid we can't give a more precise steer yet, but we'll
> aim to keep everyone updated as it runs (via the announce@ and talk@
> lists).
> There will be _no_ API outage and no other interruption to editing. When
> the bot is running in your area, please do save your edits frequently to
> minimise the likelihood of conflict.

I know that there was some discussion as to if it would be necessary to
refrain from conducting any imports while the redaction is in progress.
Imports are not likely to conflict with the redaction bot but may cause load
issues on the API. If it is (or becomes) necessary to restrict imports while
it is running, can we get an official announcement to the blog (or

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