[Talk-us] Key:man_made... Outdated language?

Harald Kliems kliems at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 21:56:50 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 3:28 PM Joshua Houston <joshuahouston at gmail.com>

> It occurred to me that "man_made" is an outdated term that should be
> phased out from OpenStreetMap language. The philosophy of OpenStreetMap is
> very inclusive and that should be represented even in the way data is
> tagged. I'd like to propose to change the key from "man_made" to
> "human_made" and start a discussion on it. Many parts of society are trying
> to implement a more inclusive language, NASA for instance has changed
> "manned missions" to "crewed missions". I think it is an important goal to
> make OSM inclusive whenever there is a choice.
Given that such a change would affect all of OSM, wouldn't it be more
productive to have this discussion on talk@ instead of talk-us?

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