[talk-au] Maxspeed bots

Ben Kelley ben.kelley at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 03:13:19 GMT 2011


In general I think the maxspeed edits were very useful, in terms of how
they help routing. I wouldn't want to lose them.

AFAIK the edits were not made by a bot login though.

The content of these edits is in the public domain (I.e. the default
residential speed limit in Australia) and these edits could be "re-edited"
by an actual bot. Given that these edits are easy to identify, and the
large number of ways, this might be a useful exercise. It would give us a
clearer in terms of knowing which ways are really in need of re-mapping.

  - Ben.

Ben Kelley
On Dec 2, 2011 1:48 PM, "Richard Weait" <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM, Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Richard,
> >
> > I don't believe that it is possible to start remapping in Australia until
> > the maxspeed bots are removed (from the database and also all histories)
> > without affecting any other edits to those ways.
> > Or alternatively reassigning them to a ct_acceptor userid. (also for all
> > histories)
> >
> > Then (and only then) can we know what needs to be remapped.
> >
> > Only OSMF has the access necessary to do this. Who do I need to ask to
> > perform this task. Is it the DWG or the LWG or ...
> Hi Nick,
> I see several approaches available here:
> - ask the bot owner to accept
> - revert the bot work
> - ask for help reverting (typically others in the community or DWG)
> - argue convincingly on legal talk that the maxspeed bot and bots in
> general don't have rights to decline CT/ODbL
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