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

Kevin Broderick ktb at kevinbroderick.com
Mon Apr 26 00:59:50 UTC 2021

I'd argue that to own land, you either need to have the legal backing of an
at least semi-functional government, or if the government is [functionally]
non-existent you need to have the ability to exert practical control over
the land some other way, probably via force.

In the fable, neither applies, so the claim of the previous owner, despite
the possibility that it could lead to a future claim, is currently null
from both legal and practical standpoints.

One could potentially argue moral or ethical rights, but those generally
aren't readily verifiable and don't qualify for mapping (and that would,
IMO, depend on the history of the parcel, the paths, and the local customs
around land ownership and access).

On Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 7:34 PM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 4/26/21 00:25, Paul Allen wrote:
> > I confess I'm expecting you to wait for us to reach a broad consensus
> > that access is public and then spring on us a comparable situation where
> > we have broadly agreed that access is private.
> No, this is not a trap. I just did my best to whittle down the issue to
> its essence so it can be looked at without the political baggage.
> Bye
> Frederik
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