[Imports] Problems uploading Burundi boundaries data

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 2 06:24:41 BST 2011

DevSeed confirmed permission to contribute AfriCover to OSM.

"Craig von Hagen at Africover and Alex Lugadiru at DEPHA deserve special thanks for their willingness to allow us to contribute the shapefiles 
to the OSM dataset"

== Mikel Maron ==
+14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron

>From: Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>
>To: Arie Scheffer <ariescheffer at gmail.com>
>Cc: imports at openstreetmap.org
>Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 4:02 PM
>Subject: Re: [Imports] Problems uploading Burundi boundaries data
>On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:10 AM, Arie Scheffer <ariescheffer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I made my first large upload yesterday -Eurotime- and that went not very
>> well. I now have a problem.
>Dear Arie,
>Welcome to OpenStreetMap.  I see that you have been contributing to
>OSM for a few years, but I don't see email from you on the lists that
>I read regularly.  So this is a belated welcome.  ;-)
>Now _we_ have a problem.  I'm sorry to hear that your attempt at an
>import did not go well, but this is entirely predictable.  It almost
>always goes poorly the first time somebody attempts an import.  Is
>this the only changeset and account at issue?
>I've asked on #osm-dev for this changeset to be reverted based on your
>call for help.
>You say that you've read up on imports via the wiki, but you seem to
>have missed some important steps in the import guidelines, especially
>create a community, and discuss in advance.  Also missing are use a
>dedicated account and document the import tools and methods on the
>wiki.  Is there an import guide that needs clearer links to the import
>guidelines?  Let's see if we can fix that in the wiki.
>The Burundi page on the wiki refers to a licensing agreement between
>Africover and Development Seed.  That's interesting but unrelated to
>OpenStreetMap.  Development Seed speaks for OpenStreetMap as much as
>OpenStreetMap speaks for Development Seed.  :-)  The key in the
>licensing is to have permission for any OpenStreetMap user to
>contribute / derive data for OSM using that source.  Better
>documentation of the agreement would be helpful.
>To move forward, let's see if you can clear up the license questions
>first, then get a discussion going.  Who are the active contributors
>in that part of the world other than you?  Then let's find a peer
>coach to help you with the next steps.  Certainly, if you plan to try
>this again, you should start with a much smaller test.  Not a nation.
>That's not cautious.  :-)
>Best regards,
>Imports mailing list
>Imports at openstreetmap.org
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