[OSM-talk] anonymous edits

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Thu May 26 19:02:14 BST 2011

On 27 May 2011 03:51, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Consider the following application scheme:
> * a twitter user sends a geo-located tweet containing a specified
> hashtag, say #addosm and key-value pairs like "amenity:pub;name:Red
> Devil;smoking:yes"
> * a twitter scraper picks up the tweet, archives it and posts a new
> point using the twitter coordinate and the decoded k-v pairs, plus an
> additional tag source:twitter[@twitteruser] or something like that.
> This would be an easy way to add POIs on the go, and could be an
> interface for mobile applications to post new POIs. This would not be
> totally anonymous but it's close. What do you think, is this
> acceptable? A similar level of anonymity is reached by WheelMap.org
> that allows anonymous OSM edits through their web site via the OSM
> account wheelmap_visitor[2].

Not knowing who made edits to the phone directory was one reason given
for copyright not to cover phone books in Australia, so anonymous
edits have the ability to weaken copyright in some jurisdictions.

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