[Imports] Import guidelines review

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 11:53:55 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Worst Fixer
> Ich apologize for using bad english.

Okay but please, enable some english dictionnary on your email client
or, at least, avoid the irritating 'ich' and crossposting on 2 ML's.

Back to the OP, you are right about the import guideline which is much
too long. One sentence about taking care of existing data and knowing
a minimum about the project before starting would be enough (just for
those who do not see the obviousness). It is also clearly unbalanced
and discouraging imports altough many feedbacks do not show so much
objections about good quality imports. It's also making no difference
between a local municipality lighting and a country wide landuse
import, for instance. And constantly refering to "contacting the
community" is simply a joke because the mailing lists, forums and
mapping parties are just a little fraction of the contributors and I'm
still looking for a mean to contact the "community". Or the word has
to be replaced by the "5 loudmouths speaking on behalf of the
Your diagram will not help much but a little picture doesn't hurt,
excepted the sequence which is wrong as mentionned several times on
the diary. The license is really the first point to check.


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