[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] Candidate's views? Re: Board decision on Crimea complaint
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Tue Dec 11 13:22:47 UTC 2018
I would like to point out that in Ukraine displaying a map without
Crimea is illegal, article 110, part 1, of the Penal code. It involves
from 3 to 5 years of imprisonment . So the OSM map without Crimea is
becoming potentially unusable for the community in Ukraine.
I think there should be a technical solution, a technical compromise.
For example, introducing the OSM tag: boundary=demarcation line .
There are physical objects on roads between the Kherson oblast of
Ukraine and Crimea in the form of concrete blocks  from both sides,
mapping which somehow could be useful. Hitting such a road block in
darkness at high speed would be a hapless event.
Local people get arrested regularly for crossing inadvertently , so
it could be practical to show a demarcation line. Usually they are let
go after a couple of days and a fine. But even a day or two in a prison
could be a sad experience.
On 12/11/2018 11:50 AM, Guillaume Rischard wrote:
> The lobbying from Ukrainians over the last days has been heavy. However, the on-the-ground rule is one of the very core values that we have built OSM and the OSMF on.
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