[OSM-talk] Playing tagging democracy: standard building process and tag unifying towards it
jochen at plumeyer.org
Tue Feb 2 21:24:51 GMT 2010
I am new to the OSM community, sorry if my suggestions are totally naïve.
Fact: The collective end product is rendered somehow, and the renderer
stylesheets decide, how to interprete tags.
So it seems to me, that creating 2 things is necessary:
1.: We need a process of negotiation about tag rendering standards. (i.e.,
between the people who write the Mapnik stylesheet and the others who want to
see their tags rendered in a certain way). This process perhaps should not
block or dominate the communication of the whole OSM workers.
This decision making process can be "collective" or "representative", by a
elected group of people.
I think the implementation of the decision making process should be a
Could be an interesting challenge to create good democratic structures by an
2.: Tag babelfish: the most important idioms in tag creation should be unified
by a program. Perhaps this is already the case?
The tag babelfish rules should be documented in a systematic way, with the
opportunity of every tagging religion to explain their beliefs.
How does that sound?
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