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

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 08:20:31 BST 2012

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 2:10 AM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
>> 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
> announce@)

Also, will the diff location change again once the real redaction
period starts? The original intent of moving the diffs was to protect
consumers from damage to their map and to force them to take some
action because of the license change. However since there was no
license action to take, a lot of them have updated to point at the
"redaction period" diffs. Hopefully all of them are aware of what is
happening now so it may not be critical but still something to


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