[Imports] IBGE license statement

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 09:33:56 UTC 2013


On 6 July 2013 22:45, Eric Ladner <eric.ladner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Worst case, put a "source:IBGE" on every imported item (which technically
> should be there anyway).

No, please don't do that.

As discussed on other threads, the correct place to provide
attribution is on http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright and the
associated wiki page, http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors

If you want to provide sources for the entities in the bulk import,
then do so using a tag on the changeset. It uses approximately
1/50,000th of the space in the database.

Further, since it's only the first version of the entity that comes
from the bulk import, that source for that version can be
automatically traced via the changeset, and saves us waiting 6 months
before adding it to the ever-growing list of
tags-to-automatically-strip-in-editors.

In summary, the entities created in a bulk import should contain the
absolute minimal set of tags. The changesets are an appropriate place
for any necessary metadata regarding the import.

Thanks,
Andy



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