[Tagging] "Caution" on military pages

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 08:37:01 UTC 2021

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> On 20 Jan 2021, at 20:46, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> I also added both 
> "OSMF generally cannot offer any protection, guarantee, immunity or indemnification."
> from ToU and
> "mapping military installations is welcomed in OpenStreetMap"
> to make clear that one may map, it is not forbidden but you are on your own 
> as far as legal responsibility goes (and other consequences)

can you explain what it means? Usually someone would go to OpenStreetMap-Foundation when they have spotted information they do not like. Then the admins (or likely more precisely the board) would have to decide whether they will hand out the requested information (server logs, IPs, email address). Are there guidelines for this? To whom will they respond (British law enforcement? Other British authorities? Russian law enforcement? US law enforcement?) and whose requests would be generally denied? Are you completely on your own or will there be an attempt from OpenStreetMap-Foundation to protect their users?

Cheers Martin 

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