[OSM-talk] OSM content policy (was Re: New tool in Potlatch 2 for areas that share a way)

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 11:57:30 GMT 2011

2011/2/1 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:13 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> who is "OSM" and how can they make "actual choices between different
>> uses of the data"?
> Good questions. My rough guess would be "the people who contribute
> data to the OSM database"


> and "by having debates, developing policies,
> and encouraging people to respect the policies".


> Wikipedia went through this.

yes, and in the German Wikipedia there are for some time strict
policies which lead to a lot of trouble, resulting in a situation
where many contributers were frustrated by the bureaucracy and decided
not to contribute any more. IMHO the strength of OSM is it's freedom
and flexibility. I wouldn't like to loose this in favor of more
bureaucracy and policies.


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