[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - give box

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 12:26:50 UTC 2020


On Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 12:09, Markus Peloso <mar.pel at outlook.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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.
>

However, OSM uses British English where possible.  I don't know what (if
anything) British English uses for this concept.

+ 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.
>

And yet the examples you give are shops, or shelves within shops.  They are
NOT boxes.  On those grounds alone, "give box" is a very bad name.  In any
case,
who is doing the giving to whom?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give-away_shop uses the generic term
"give-away
shop" (which I think is too clunky) and has alternatives "freeshop" and
"swap shop."
I think "freeshop" describes it far better than "give box."  I think "swap
shop" is
a sub-category of "freeshop" in that a swap shop requires an exchange, and
whatever we end up calling it we need a subtag to specify whether an
exchange
is required.

-- 
Paul
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