[OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] Are we strict enough with imports ?

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 16:05:28 GMT 2010

slightly off topic,

one problem we have is many imports are incomplete because of network/server interrupting the upload. Users stopping uploads but not being able to  revert them.
As a rule please report broken imports/uploads and someone can revert them before manual changes make it nearly impossible.

the problem with guidance is, many will not read it. how many active mappers/importers contribute to osm. how many subscribe to talk, read the wiki AND follow the advice?
And the wiki doesn't contain much guidance. Anyone up to improve the wiki? Can add more info collected from earlier emails in talk but someone should review if it all makes sense.

On 12 Feb 2010, at 3:01 , Oliver Kuehn (skobbler) wrote:

> Hi,
> I fully agree that imports should be done very selective to avoid a "giant
> data rubbish dump". However, currently it is very difficult for a user to
> decide "if the data is so important [..] for the foundation [..] that we'd
> rather have and outdated version of it in OSM than nothing at all".
> I think it would be good to establish some principles that give guidance to
> the user if the data are of interest for the community e.g. "(a) the
> location should be of public interest either by being publicly accessible or
> by being of historic relevance, (b) individuals should not be added to the
> data base"
> Another helpful feature could be an "expiry date". Each import can not be
> valid longer than e.g. 12 months. After this period the dataset needs update
> and receives a new validity data. Otherwise the data will become inactive.
> Regards,
> Oliver
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