[Talk-us] Fwd: [OSM-dev] Licence redaction ready to begin

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 14:39:14 BST 2012

On 7/11/2012 9:31 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 07/11/12 15:20, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>>>    The state capital region of Columbia, South Carolina will be a prime
>>>> test of the "Do empty areas attract contributors?" theory for some time
>>>> to come.
>>> Why, is someone planning to remove the TIGER import in that area?
>> Yes, wherever those TIGER ways were either outright deleted or combined
>> with other ways.
> Obviously my comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek; I am personally
> convinced that the unedited TIGER landscape - i.e. a map of which
> virtually nothing is correct

> and once you start to work somewhere you
> have to touch almost every single object if you want an acceptable
> result - is the worst situation for attracting mappers. Therefore,
> returning an area to how it was after TIGER (and deleting selected
> objects for good measure) is certainly not creating an "empty area" in
> the sense of the "do empty areas attract contributors" theory.

My comment was serious. Where an ungood user has done a lot of editing 
to TIGER ways, the OSMF will not return it to the TIGER state, but will 
leave a horrible mess of half-deleted TIGER.

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