[OSM-legal-talk] What happens on April 1?

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 01:58:28 GMT 2012


On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Ian Sergeant <inas66+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is about bad news in the hands of the most connected of people.  These
> are people who if they hate it will tweet it, facebook it, blog it, and
> re-post it.   This will be the first contact with OSM for millions, and the
> first time many millions more hear about it.  It really is in the interest
> of our project that the experience for that many people be as positive as we
> can practically achieve.

Well said.

> Maybe we achieve this by having a timetable that starts with the most
> complete areas and works down the list, thereby giving a month or so
> extension to those countries at the bottom?  That way, we don't lose the
> deadline, we can go easy on the disc heads, and still grant some sort of
> extension to those who have more work to do?

If this is possible, this would be great. I would immediately request
an extension of 3 months for Australian data. Our situation is, as
noted, amongst the worst: much of the major core data was contributed
by very active mappers who eventually declined the CTs, and left the
community. So not only do we have a bigger hole than most communities,
but we have less people to repair the hole.

Steve



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