[Talk-us] Tiger Zip Data Removal Project (Update)

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 9 07:52:58 UTC 2017


Just wanted to say to not give up working on osm.
Open Knowledge and Open source brings out the worst in people
sometimes, just look at the wikipedia edit wars, and other strife, for
example the systemd discussion.

Some people get very territorial about 'their' section of the map and
upset when someone changes something without talking to them. I have
also cleaned up my fair share of tiger poo, but to mass delete it
would upset me as well, because sometimes it is the best we have for
some remote area.

Try to pick something to contribute on that you can get buy in from
the stakeholders, make sure they support you and you will find that
your experience is much more positive!


On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 4:37 PM, Hans De Kryger
<hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So last month i started a discussion about a project i took on removing
> Tiger zip data across the U.S. I brought it to the community after i
> received concern from quite a few mappers in the U.S. After getting more
> unfriendly changeset comments and messages in my inbox i'm officially done.
> The Project is done for good. Not really wanting to get in an argument daily
> with the messages I've gotten in my mailbox. I've learned first hand just
> how unfriendly the osm community can be. It makes me quite sad to see that
> side of the it. I've been apart of osm for 4+ years and this type of
> response from the community makes me never want to contribute ever again.
> Regards,
> Hans
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James Michael DuPont

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