[Osmf-talk] DWG survey on organized editing

Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski me at komzpa.net
Mon Oct 2 16:16:49 UTC 2017


Hello,

I share my feelings. You may or may not feel the same. If you are a cold
logical creature you may not understand these indirect mental correlations
(see many diversity threads on the issue).

>From my experience with OSM, anything that creates a policy is made for
stopping something from happening completely.
(See Import Policy (aka Never Import And Never Clean Up TIGER), Tile Usage
Policy (aka They Use Our Map Let's Ban Them), Mechanical Edit Policy (aka
Get Approval From All Our Users In Undefined Way Including This Luddite)
and others).

So, this questionnaire feels like another "Let's Ban Groups" or "Let's Ban
People Who Get Money" thing.

пн, 2 окт. 2017 г. в 18:43, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>:

> On Monday 02 October 2017, Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski wrote:
> >
> > I am not a bot, and you can communicate with me as with usual mapper
> > - I'm mapping myself and handling all the discussions as usual. But
> > such a questionnaire as in the discussion makes me feel like I am
> > doing something bad editing the map in my work time.
>
> So you say despite nothing indicating that the DWG plans a future policy
> to in any way regulate what you are doing it makes you feel you are
> doing something bad and therefore the survey is biased?
>
> To me it seems that if your assessment of the survey is exclusively
> based on how you feel about your mapping activities and you cannot
> point to any question or formulation in the survey that suggests to the
> reader to answer in a certain way you are not really talking about the
> survey but about your expectations or fears how a future policy might
> look like unrelated to the survey.
>
> I do not see anything in the survey that communicates a certain desired
> outcome.  I would go even further to say that since the survey is
> relatively general and vague and lacks more specific questions which
> would require assumptions that could be construed as biased it will
> likely only be of relatively little help in actually making concrete
> decisions about a policy.
>
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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