[Imports] Import of addresses in Poland

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 20:36:56 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> As you probably know, OSM doesn't value data over community.

This is not a universally accepted view in OSM, not even amongst the
more senior members of our community. Those who don't agree with it
are wrong, but it's not a universal belief.

> This is also the reason we prefer "community imports" where perhaps one
> person or a small group of people prepares data for import, but the
> actual import is done by people local to the area, who know the place
> and know what they're doing.

In addition, we've seen that such processes are community building
exercises. When they don't happen, the local community cannot benefit
from the process.

- Serge

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