colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 23 19:59:09 UTC 2017
On 2017-01-23 20:12, Marc Gemis wrote:
> OSM is driven by people that implement something, not by people
> discussing stuff on a mailing list.
That model works fine when it comes to editors, tools, utilities,
libraries, and other creative ways to manipulate and consume the data.
It doesn't work when applied to the very foundation of the project - the
data itself. A different sort of governance is required for this. If a
million people all wrote their own code to do clever things with OSM
data, nobody could object. If this happened to the data infrastructure
(data primitives, their relationships, tagging stereotypes etc) there
would just be a big pile of excrement. There is no way a revision to
this data model can happen without discussion and some kind of
Remind me again how long API 0.7 has been in the works for? And when
will it see the light of day? The first comment on the wiki page was
from December 2009.
And the proposal to introduce areas as a primitive type? Ongoing since
Discussions about multi-valued attributes? The wiki describing the
semicolon as a value separator started in March 2009 (earliest comment).
Machine-readable defaults (for highway access/maxspeed etc) (another
subject that has come past on several occasions)? May 2010.
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