[OSM-talk] Organizational mapping policy

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Thu May 15 14:31:51 UTC 2014

I think we should look at those users not as organizational, or paid users,
but as users that have too steep a curve of added nodes over time. An
account registers, and immediately starts adding or modifying hundreds of
nodes. That could either be an import, a very zealous early mapper, or
someone who is paid by node. Either way, they should be controlled in some

Maybe put a limit on number of added nodes over time with some function
that permits long-time mappers to add or modify as many nodes as they want,
and limit new users. Of course, show them a link to where you can say what
that account is doing, and get permission to add as many as you want even
though you are a new user.


2014-05-15 3:43 GMT+02:00 Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com>:

> > From: Mikel Maron [mailto:mikel_maron at yahoo.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:07 PM
> > Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Organizational mapping policy
> >
> > I have to say, my initial reaction to this proposal was that it was
> > heavy handed, unnecessarily punitive, over reaching, and not in the
> > spirit of OSM. A cure worse than the disease.
> To clarify (and I could have made this more explicit) there is *not* a
> proposed policy here.
> The DWG is considering if it is necessary to issue guidelines, it is not
> decided that something needs to be issued or the contents of anything
> we'd issue. The items listed are possible requirements and possible
> covered activities only. It is extremely unlikely that any policy
> resulting from this will include all the possible requirements and cover
> all the possible activities. I'm personally against some of the
> requirements listed as possibilities.
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