[Tagging] Amenity swimming_pool (was Amenity parking)

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Jan 13 19:59:42 GMT 2012


On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 06:30:50AM -0500, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 1/13/2012 6:07 AM, Simone Saviolo wrote:
> >On the semantics of access=permissive. I used to be confused too (not
> >that I'm not anymore; it's just that now I accept the definition).
> >"Permissive" sounds like you need a permit to go there, and in that
> >sense I found it perfectly fitting for the Italian ZTLs (=limited
> >traffic zone). Actually, it's more an equivalent of "tolerated"; but I
> >wonder how many newcomers have used it incorrectly, because it is very
> >counterintuitive at least for non-native English speakers. But, this
> >is what we have; should we change? And if yes, how?
> 
> Permissive means that you have permission by default. Is 'permit'
> better-known by non-English speakers than 'permission'?

Well, if "by default" you mean "the owners don't mind if you haven't
been explicitly excluded."



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