[OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] Rules for the foundation to hold data assigned to it under

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Thu Jul 19 17:56:39 BST 2007


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Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>> Obviously numbers and wording above can be tweaked, but I think we do
>> need a way to modify the rules without asking all past contributors
>> again. The "current contributors" concept may be useful elsewhere. Also
>> we might like to exclude people who have vandalised the data from it -
>> perhaps we need rules for booting people out of the project.
> 
> Yeah, in the US they have enjoyed years of democracy by tweaking who was
> allowed to vote ;-)
> 
> Honestly - don't you see where you are going here?

Not really, no - the above quoted paragraph wasn't part of the rule,
just random musings to encourage debate.

> Who is going to
> define what constitutes vandalism?

Vandalism is where you deliberately make the map less like reality,
rather than more like reality. The vandalism comment really belongs in a
whole separate thread.

> Who has the say over which kinds of
> contributions are valued high enough to gain the contributor a voting
> right and which are trivial?

My intention was that any edit that happens before the vote is announced
qualifies you, no matter how minor, but not an edit that happens after.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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