[talk-au] Fwd: [OSM-dev] To OSM editor authors

{withheld} Pheasant.Coucal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 22:30:29 BST 2011

On 08/04/11 06:37, John Henderson wrote:
> On 08/04/11 06:25, {withheld} wrote:
>> Whilst I agree / commiserate with your basic point (been there; done
>> that; spent the fuel), don't you still have the raw traces from your
>> device? I certainly do, and consider at no point have I ever given up my
>> rights to them.
> I couldn't see any point in keeping those traces at the time, so a
> couple of years OSM work of mine will be lost to OSM.

That is annoying. I feel for you; as I nearly did the same thing; and in
fact have lost some information as well,but obviously not quite so severely.

Very naughty thought. I wonder what the reaction would be to a simple,
formal request to OSMF to re-grant you your rights to OSM data along the
same alignments on the basis OSM is backing up an effective copy of your
lost data?

VNT-2: You didn't upload the traces to OSM, and thus have the capability
to legitimately download them again; do you? Worth checking:

VNT-3: Until the full licence change goes through you still have rights
under the SA clause to export "your" area of the map. There are any
amount of utilities available to strip your real data out of the
resulting .osm file(s). XAPI may be your friend here. Try something
like: http://xapi.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/*[@user=OSMid|OSMid2|OSMid3]
This is quite crude of course: it "scrapes off" details of the latest
edits made in OSM by user OSMid (optional aliases OSMid2 etc.) A full
approach - which I have not experimented with - would be to extract the
list of changesets you had made and to perform a similar extraction for
each one.

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