[Tagging] Tagging Free Water for cafés, bars, restaurant

Hauke Stieler mail at hauke-stieler.de
Mon Jan 13 20:51:32 UTC 2020

Hi Stuart

> I could see : 
> free_water = <anyone,must_consume>
> free_water:container =<own,establishment>
> free_water:table=<yes/no> 
If something is for the general public (= anyone) the value is usually
"yes" (as at the "access" tag [0]) and then there are further
restricting values (when there's a "yes" there's mostly at least also a

What does "must_consume" mean? People visiting this place and consuming
water at that place (e.g. during a dinner in a restaurant)? If that's
the case, then I would use the value "customers" as it is already used
and known for other tags.

> How long does it typically take for the tag allocation decision process
> to be completed?  Do you have an example wiki proposal page ?  
There's a description page on the proposal process [1] describing each
step that should be done.

As an example, there's the proposal page for "amenity=public_bookcase"
[2] which had a rather fast proposal process without much discussion. As
you can see there, it took nearly one month from a first draft to the
accepted tag. As your tag idea and use-cases are quite clear, simple and
would add usable and helpful tags, your proposal probably won't take any
longer than that.

The proposal description page also specifies the recommended duration
the proposal has to stay in one state (e.g. to wait for further
discussion or to wait for people to vote). Don't mind to ask questions
on the proposal process (even though I'm not an expert in this).


[0] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:access
[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposal_process
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/public_bookcase

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