[OSM-talk] Zero tolerance on imports

Juan Lucas Domínguez Rubio juan_lucas_dr at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 20 15:38:42 GMT 2011

--- On Sun, 2/20/11, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Zero tolerance on imports
> To: "Richard Fairhurst" <richard at systemed.net>
> Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
> Date: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2:08 PM
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM,
> Richard Fairhurst
> <richard at systemed.net>
> wrote:
> > This is killing OSM. We are not here to provide a free
> API to government
> Sounds like OSM has reached the point Wikipedia many years
> ago, where
> the limits of open slather editing become apparent.
> Suggestions:
> 1) Lock down the upload capability, requiring approval for
> big uploads
> 2) Make rollbacks easier
> 3) Improve detection of big changes
> And, sure, continue to attempt to educate the community.
> But with a
> wide open API, that's only going to be so effective.
> Steve
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hello,zero tolerance on X implies X is bad,
which sounds ridiculous after all the huge imports already done.
This thread totally backfired...

also, how do you distinguish an 'import' from a long JOSM tracing session? I think the concept 'import' is artificial and useless. We don't have imports, we have big and small contributions. All data -surveyed by the person who uploads them or not- have errors and need maintenance. The important things are: respect the license terms, do not destroy data, do not upload irrelevant data, use tags reasonably.

Juan Lucas


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