[OSM-talk] Fwd: Re: collateral damage (was: What the license change is going to do to the map)

David Fawcett david.fawcett at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 04:01:37 GMT 2011

Damn, I assumed that it was either the 'evil twin' or 'amnesia' plot line.

On Feb 10, 2011, at 8:00 PM, Dermot McNally <dermotm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11 February 2011 01:34, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>> Oh my God.  How many times do I have to say this?  NO OBJECTS WERE INVOLVED.
> By now this is all at risk of getting a little like a soap opera, and
> like with soaps, there is a risk that people coming in at the middle
> of a storyline will fail to grasp the nuances of the situation. So for
> their benefit...
> * Anthony brags about tracing from "Google" (did he mean imagery or
> maps? Oooh! Cliffhanger)
> * Many within the project appalled - "Anthony, how could you,
> everybody knows it's not allowed"
> * The Man demands to know what objects are tainted. Anthony insists none are.
> * The Man deletes all of Anthony's contribution and banishes him to
> the wilderness. Surely only waking up and realising it's a bad dream
> will save him now.
> * Various mappers chastise Anthony for having brought this misfortune
> not only down on his own head, but on those of others. Demand to know
> why he didn't just answer The Man's question.
> * Anthony insists that yes, he did trace from Google and that no, none
> of his contributions represent prohibited content in OSM.
> * Anthony goes on to have in his possession simultaneously "tea" and
> "no tea", thereby solving one of the stickier puzzle in the
> Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure game[1]. Go Anthony!
> Stay tuned to today's rivetting episode of Dynasty!
> Dermot
> [1] The key to this conundrum, incidentally, was to go rummaging
> inside your own brain, find and remove your common sense, which would
> otherwise block any attempt at justifying such an obvious paradox
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