[OSM-legal-talk] having anonymous internet users editing the map

jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 25 13:29:26 BST 2010

yes, that is planned in my upcoming gwtosm port.

The Plan is to be able to edit locally, save your changes as an osm file,
host them on the server where the program is installed, publically or
privately, and share them with each other via git or bit torrents.

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 2:08 PM, <Lulu-Ann at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi there,
> there is a plan to publish a map where anybody can edit OSM.
> The data is not forwarded to the OSM database directly but
> written into .osm files for upload with JOSM.
> The upload is planned to be done manually with a single user account.
> I am worried that web users (or even commercial map providers) might add
> copyrighted data.
> Is the uploader reliably? I guess yes.
> What will happen to him?
> * A bot to revert the edits?
> * A suspended account?
> * Any legal consequences.
> The map is a cool idea and great realization.
> As the topic of the map is discussed controversely,
> vandalism is likely to happen, I am afraid.
> I expect that there will be so many edits that the uploader will not be
> able to check the data before upload.
> The uploader is resistent against my warnings.
> (YES. Against MY warnings... ;-)   )
> Help!
> Regards
> Lulu-Ann
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James Michael DuPont
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