[Tagging] How to overcome lack of consensus

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 09:48:39 UTC 2013


On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 11:11 AM, NopMap <ekkehart at gmx.de> wrote:
> There are too many people who still believe that everything is fine or will
> fix itself given enough time and there is no need to do anything. There's
> also many people who refuse to follow any sort of guideline, e.g. rejecting
> the proposal process and its voting system that in theory would be capable
> of creating compromises and documented tagging schemes.

Big +1
We shoot ourself in the foot by keeping this chaos.

This question is also related to the single contributions debacle,
tools developers, inconsistent presets, etc
An additional WHERE statement can solve issues for the renderers but
they may fail to help other data consumers. Also you have to know that
some level of complexity is creating a new market for 'specialists' or
'experts' who can sell commercial services for interpreting the OSM
dataset. So maybe not everyone has interest to simplify the project.

Pieren



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