[Tagging] Proposal: Rename wiki status "Approved" to "Published"

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sat Apr 4 22:12:39 UTC 2015

On Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 3:23 AM, moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com>

> One can try to write a page defining what "published" means in the
> context of wiki proposals. But given the current level of controversy,
> I wish the authors good luck :p

This mailing list community veers toward nit picking and bike shedding, and
tends to block rather than guide forward change.  It's also a tiny fraction
of the mapping community, which is sad.

*"Published" *in this sense means published on the wiki, a resource that is
referenced by editing tools, but not considered authoritative.  OSM has an
open tagging system, and mappers are free to pick their own conventions.
Decision makers for rendering software are free to pick from the tag soup,
and render only select details.  A successful tag proposal often involves
much more than just wiki publishing.

*"Approved"* means approved the tagging mailing list participants, a small
fraction of the OSM community.
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