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

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 16 21:14:27 GMT 2011

It looks like we are going to need tools to look for checking
"relicensed" nodes here.  Do we have have CPU for that? I need

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Gert Gremmen wrote:
>> Using this O-trick violates the copyright of the previous
>> owner, just as copying from google would violate their
>> terms of service.
> As they have been for at least three years now, Gert, your opinions about
> Potlatch are 100% venting and 0% actual knowledge
> (http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2008-December/032278.html,
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2009-January/032977.html,
> etc.)
> If you actually _used_ the software - which you've never shown any sign of
> doing and which I don't expect you to do any time soon - you would see that
> this is simply removing a finger movement from "delete selected node, insert
> node at mouse position". The action is exactly the same, yet I don't hear
> you clamouring for the "insert node" function to be removed.
> It is a simple convenience for the mapper. As you would know if you actually
> used it, the node placement is entirely at the discretion of the mapper;
> Potlatch does not automatically place a node at the previous position or
> indeed anywhere. Just as with any other OSM editing, the mapper will usually
> be working from a background layer, such as Bing or a GPS track, and their
> placement will usually be based on this. And again, if you actually used the
> software, you would also find that Potlatch makes it very easy to add the
> source tag to a node or way during your edit, again with one single
> keypress.
> But why let the facts get in the way of a good rant, hey?
> Richard
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