[OSM-talk] Data reconciliation. Removing CT/ODbL declined users.
richard at weait.com
Wed Jul 20 17:49:03 BST 2011
The License Working Group takes the position that it is now
appropriate to begin reconciling the data touched by users who have
explicitly declined CT/ODbL. LWG feels that those users who have not
responded should have a grace period of another week or two. You can
find the list of usernames that have declined here.
http://fred.dev.openstreetmap.org/license/ This page is updated every
As always, map areas that you know well and in small pieces. At this
point don't remove non-compliant data unless you are replacing it;
another mapper may be able to replace it from local knowledge or
survey. Bulk edits and or automated edits and or bots to reconcile
non-compliant data are not welcome without previous, detailed
discussion on the dev@ and or imports@ lists. Share your experiences
to find the most effective workflows for improving OpenStreetMap data
- Check your local mapping area for data that is not completely
CT/ODbL compliant. In Potlatch2, choose Options, and check "Show
license status". There is also a licensechange plugin for JOSM.
- Consider sending personal messages before you edit to those who have
not accepted or those who have declined based on your judgement. Some
users have declined and indicated on their user pages that they will
not reconsider. We do not wish to send unwelcome or duplicate
messages. See also
- Replace the data of users who have explicitly declined CT/ODbL with
your own contributions from survey and other acceptable sources.
- While this initial stage is focused on replacing data touched by
users who have explicitly declined, you might find data touched by
users who have not yet responded. We leave it to your judgement to
replace that data now or wait another week or two.
Once you begin replacing data, check on a regular basis whether the
user in question hasn't changed his/her mind and has accepted CT/ODbL.
You can look at http://fred.dev.openstreetmap.org/license/, this is
updated every hour.
on behalf of the License Working Group.
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