[Tagging] Who has the last word over the access tag?

Julien djakk djakk.geographie at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 14:01:44 UTC 2021


it looks like the red lights or turn restrictions : in some areas, lots of
people do not respect it.

Julien « djakk »

Le dim. 25 avr. 2021 à 13:53, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> a écrit :

> Hello,
> this is a fable built on a real-world case. Please don't guess what the
> real-world case behind this is; it doesn't matter. Do me a favour and
> discuss the fable.
> Let's assume you buy a large plot of land and a nice holiday home
> somewhere on a pacific island. You travel there regularly and enjoy the
> beautiful landscaped garden. You put up "Private property - no
> trespassing" signs and hire a couple of guards to ensure nobody enters
> your property. Consequently the paths in your garden are mapped in OSM
> as access=private.
> One day while you are in your home country there is a coup on the
> pacific island, and the self-proclaimed island government nullifies all
> foreign land ownership. Your guards go home and someone pulls out the
> "No trespassing" signs. Random people start enjoying your garden and the
> local police are watching.
> Let's say this goes on for half a year. The island government has no
> international backing but they control the island de-facto. You say that
> the property is still your property no matter what the criminals of the
> island government say. You take out a one-page ad in the island
> newspaper saying that the decrees of the island government are null and
> void and that you will sue anyone who enters your property.
> Still, every day people are walking across your property and the police
> are waving happily.
> Are the paths in your garden still access=private?
> Bye
> Frederik
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