[Imports] Importing Kerala, India road network from Facebook's ML generated data

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sun Sep 9 18:09:31 UTC 2018

On Sunday 09 September 2018, Blake Girardot wrote:
> > The least you need to do if you organize an import is to make sure
> > it is actually being performed as planned - otherwise i can only
> > assume it has been discussed under false pretenses.
> I will respectfully remind you there are email list etiquette
> guidelines that are no less important than the import guidelines, I
> would appreciate it if you would be as diligent in following them:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Etiquette

If you have a problem with something i wrote specifically you can always 
say so and i will be glad to explain it or correct it if necessary.

But broadly waiving with the Etiquette without mentioning what you 
dislike, that's just cheap.

It would be great to hear how it was determined which user accounts are 
to be involved when the import documentation was written, when and how 
the decision was made to change this and how this decision was 
communicated between the different parties involved in the import.

By the way if as you say you "do not have any role in the import 
process" you speaking here as a proxy for those who actually have a 
role in the import process is odd since it prevents the discussion here 
from fulfilling its purpose, namely to have a communication between 
those doing the import and the international OSM community.  You might 
have noticed muzirian went completely silent here after you started 
participating in the discussion and you effectively seem to act as a 
spokesperson for the import which is from my point of view incompatible 
with the statement that you "do not have any role in the import 
process".  Maybe you should give the Kerala mappers involved with the 
import the opportunity to grow into their role and communicate their 
viewpoint without outside interference - no matter how well meaning it 
might be.

Christoph Hormann

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