[Imports] Tasmanian Parks

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Wed Jul 3 02:15:37 UTC 2013

The ability to legally modify any part of the database (including any
particular tag) is pretty clear in the ODbL (and the definition of open
data). I don't know if it's explicitly stated by itself on the wiki.


It's worth noting that source is probably the most commonly dropped tag,
along with created_by as most people using OSM data and creating derivative
databases don't care about those tags. 



From: Clifford Snow [mailto:clifford at snowandsnow.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 4:30 PM
To: Paul Norman
Cc: porjo38 at yahoo.com.au; imports
Subject: Re: [Imports] Tasmanian Parks



On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

There is no legal requirement that a particular tag be preserved in OSM or
by third parties, and the attribution tag is regularly dropped from many
derivative databases.

The source and attribution tags are for mapper convenience, not legal

Paul, for clarification, is this spelled out anywhere on the wiki?

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