[OSM-talk] SteveC should decide

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 06:11:51 BST 2009

2009/10/3 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
> 2009/10/3 Apollinaris Schoell <aschoell at gmail.com>:
>> On 2 Oct 2009, at 21:06 , John Smith wrote:
>>> You do if you want a consistent data set.
>> And what if I don't want?
>> There are 1000s of mappers and not everyone thinks like you and agrees with
>> you. If you can't accept so much freedom it's your problem not mine or
>> theirs.
>> there are many things I don't like in osm, but I am free to change it
>> because it's free and open or I can learn that others had better ideas and
>> accept it.
> And so we'll end up with a database not with better map data but with
> a completely inconsistent kludge that won't be of any use to anyone
> beyond their local area... So people will just keep using commercial
> data and not bother with OSM because it's more hassle than it's worth,
> in turn no one will bother contributing because they can simply do an
> overlay on top of google data so they get a consistent set of map
> tiles...

Actually apart from bots what happens if you get 2 or more people in
the immediate area that prescribe to different tagging schemes, will
there be anything but an edit war as a result?

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