[OSM-talk] collateral damage (was: What the license change is going to do to the map)
jm at liotier.org
Thu Feb 10 14:11:10 GMT 2011
> I said on a mailing list that I traced from Google. The LWG asked me
> which of my edits should be deleted. I told them none of them should
> be deleted. So naturally they deleted all of them.
That settles the point of whether or not the removal of your
contributions was justified. Tracing from Google imagery is not allowed
- this has been said many times, in case it was not already clear from
Google's license. You did not clarify when asked and the administrators
made the prudent choice of wholesale removal : no one here want to risk
tainting the OpenStreetMap database with data that put it at legal risk.
Now, as for how the removal was handled, I believe there is room for
improvement : the removal should have been a revert (including the
deletions) and not a deletion like what seems to have happened. Could
the administrators who executed the removal chime in to tell us how it
was done ?
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