[OSM-talk] [Imports] import of data - which account to use?

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 00:17:55 BST 2011


Current thinking is to use a separate account for bulk imports.
Occasionally things go wrong and its easier to roll back under a separate
account.  Having said that when the import is merged with existing data in
JOSM then uploaded things become not so black and white.

In general with the new CT that allows OSM to alter the license on your
contributions in the future it is more difficult to agree to any license
that the imports have unless its in the public domain.

CommonMap  is being set up with imports in mind, OSM is becoming less import
friendly.

Cheerio John

On 23 June 2011 18:49, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com> wrote:

> i have seen two suggestions of which import to use when importing data
> - personal accounts belonging to the mappers doing the import, and an
> acount created specifically for the import. which is preferable, and
> why?
>
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines#Use_a_dedicated_user_account
>
> --
> robin
>
> http://bumblepuppy.org/blog/?p=237 - government bill to remove basic
> human rights in NZ
>
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