[Osmf-talk] Reaching out and diversity (Was: Re: AGM and board elections)

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Mon Oct 6 12:36:22 UTC 2014

> On 3 Oct 2014, at 09:01, Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> Hi Rory,
> There are countries where it is illegal [1]. There are also countries where alcohol is illegal [2] (Bar, Beer Garden, Pub, etc. tags).
> In both cases it is possible to customize JOSM presets on your computer [3], especially on an ultra-book which one carries across borders. 
> I do it very simply (and probably incorrectly). I save the XML file of default presets [4] on my computer, remove corresponding blocks from this XML file, and point to this updated by me XML file in JOSM's Presets Preferences. Done. Both icons and text lines disappear from menus. It takes less than a minute.

A relatively small proportion of the world’s populations understands XML and can manipulate it, thus there needs to be some form of graphical editor which can be used by everyone. You can’t assume that everyone is able to read and write XML. If OSM was some major company, there would be a default option to hide options that are likely to cause offence. An easier way to distribute and design presets would be interesting.


> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_by_country <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_by_country>
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_with_alcohol_prohibition <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_with_alcohol_prohibition>
> [3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Customising_JOSM_Presets <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Customising_JOSM_Presets>
> [4] http://josm.openstreetmap.de/svn/trunk/data/defaultpresets.xml <http://josm.openstreetmap.de/svn/trunk/data/defaultpresets.xml>
> brgds
> Oleksiy
> On 03.10.2014 9:32, Rory McCann wrote:
>> This is a tangent, but I'd like to chime in on the brothel issue. 
>> Like most social movements, feminism is slightly fuzzy at some edges, and there are disagreements. One is about sex work. Some think it should be illegal/socially restricted for feminist reasons. SOME ("sex positive") think it should be legal / just as socially accepted as any job, also for feminist reasons. To say all feminist are opposed to sex work is misleading.
>> Here's a slightly NSFW comic on the topic: 
>> http://www.robot-hugs.com/strip/ <http://www.robot-hugs.com/strip/>
>> So, some feminists (like me) think removing the brothel preset would be wrong. 
>> Rory
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