[Tagging] Permanent IDs RFC (was part_of:wikidata)

Erkin Alp Güney erkinalp9035 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 19:29:36 UTC 2017

Yuri Astrakhan wrote:

> Implementing the permanent ID is conceptually (relatively) simple, but
> would require a lot of work.  "When to break continuity" seems to be
> the philosophical sticking point, as pointed out by others in this
> discussion.  We could agree on some general continuity guidelines and
> let it be solved by each editor on a case-by-case basis.  It will
> never be perfect, but neither is not doing anything.
Immutable objects with ancestor pointer fields are far easier to
implement than implementing a Wikidata analog for OSM.

Yours, faithfully
Erkin Alp

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