[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - give box

Markus Peloso mar.pel at outlook.com
Tue Jan 7 12:04:09 UTC 2020


A facility where people drop off and pick up various types of goods in the sense of free sharing.

Many thanks for your helpful Feedback and your support. :D

I have updated the proposed.

I like the idea of using the shop=charity icon. Maybe the icon could be a combination of the shop=charity icon and the shop=gift icon.

I change the tag name to give_box. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/give_box
Because the name Givebox is used by a website that provides fundraising tools.

The naming was the difficult part. Why am I for give_box:

+ Give box is already a known concept in Europa with a big community.
+ I think "gift box" would be a very good name to describes the idea of this facility. As a self organized solidarity space of free giving/donating and free taking/reusing. The name "Give box" is similar.
+ Give box is not overused for other things found in the internet, eg. internet modems.

"reuse" is to generic, eg. someone can tag a fridge with amenity=reuse and reuse=fridge, to document a place to share food. But I think this kind of facility deserves its own tag.
I think the tag "reuse" is currently only used because there is no other tag for this kind of facility.

Give boxes are some kind of public storage room/space in the sense of giving and reuse. I think the "free store" (German "Umsonstladen") in Germany is more a give box as a store. As I read, even the shelf's in the "free store" ("Umsonstladen") are brought by the community, that's more something like a public storage room. In a store I would except employees who eg. place the items on the shelves. That's way a give box is not a shop=charity or shop=second_hand. The idea and organization behind a "free store" (German "Umsonstladen") and "Give box" are the same, they differ only in the storage space size. A shack can also be named as a store. This makes a clear distinction difficult. As abstraction for OSM, I think we can use the same tag.

free_box would be my second choice. I would like to solve it democratically. In two weeks I would like to vote on give_box. If you prefer free_box then vote against it and write it in the comment of the vote. Then I change it and do a second vote for free_box.

Von: Markus Peloso<mailto:mar.pel at outlook.com>
Gesendet: Montag, 6. Januar 2020 23:41
An: tagging at openstreetmap.org<mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Betreff: Feature Proposal - RFC - Givebox


A facility where people drop off and pick up various types of goods in the sense of free sharing.


Based on the https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Reuse and the  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dpublic_bookcase tag I describe a tag for facilities similar to public bookcases but with all kinds of (none food) goods.

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