[OSM-legal-talk] OSM Database Re-Build

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Wed Nov 16 01:00:45 GMT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Collinson [mailto:mike at ayeltd.biz]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:17 AM
> To: OSM Licensing and other legal discussions.
> Subject: [OSM-legal-talk] OSM Database Re-Build
> We suggest that re-mapping by individuals is more important initially
> than automated revert scripts as it puts back often more and better
> content than was taken out.  We'd like therefore promote that and to
> concentrate on tools to help folks easily see what needs doing in their
> areas. Of course, it does not prevent the most obvious tasks like
> rolling back top-most edits where the editor has declined.  Any
> different opinions on this? I have a couple of other questions to ask
> over the next week or so, but that is the main one to get things moving.
> Mike

On a related note, how do we deal with data which OSM does not have a
license to distribute? Non-CT data will be a subcase of this, but the
broader case also covers data taken from Google or a commercial map

Deleting the data with an editor does not remove it from the database. It
remains distributed in the full history planets, through the API with
/history and in the minutely diffs from when it was initially placed in the
database. How do we get data removed from all of these sources?

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