[talk-au] A way to go.

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Mon Nov 14 02:44:19 GMT 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1) decliner traces a way into OSM
> 2) acceptor surveys road and copies in street sign info and turn restriction
> info into OSM
> 3) decliner bot-a adds maxspeed info
> 4) decliner bot-b fixes incorrect maxspeed tag
> 5) decliner adds numlanes info
> 6) acceptor realigns way to smooth it out
> 7) acceptor  unabbreviates st to Street
> -------------------------------------------
> I think that what should happen now is
> a) Acceptor deletes way in its entirety.
> b) Acceptor traces way from Bing imagery.
> c) acceptor adds in info from 2) and 7) (info from 3 4 5 6 is lost)
> The way is now (IMO) squeaky clean to be included under any OSM license.

Some have argued that 3) and 4) would be fair game to promote to
future OSM as well.  The argument goes like this.  Purely mechanical
edits can not attract copyright as they are not an original creation;
they are merely the implementation of a rule.

Recreating the work of such a 'bot is trivial.  Such ways are
artificially inflate the tainted way count.

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