[Tagging] How about a Fork? Re: The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Jun 8 10:31:47 UTC 2018

On Friday 08 June 2018, Rory McCann wrote:
> One way to try this could be to fork OSM? It's open data, go for it.

As unlikely as it is that this will actually happen yes, this would be a 
very good idea.  As Frederik has said there were projects competing 
with OSM following a more centralized, more heavy handed approach - but 
most of them vanished.  Having an alternative where those who are not 
satisfied with the laissez-faire approach of OSM can find a place would 
be very healthy - even if, especially if this turns into a serious 

In a way the worst thing that could happen to OSM in the long term is 
that it becomes 'alternativlos' to both data users and contributors.

Christoph Hormann

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