[OSM-talk] Automated edits code of conduct

Éric Gillet gill3t.3ric+osm at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 21:26:15 UTC 2016


Hello,

OSM contributions must follow the Contributor Terms
<http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/License/Contributor_Terms>; these
therms are being shown to new users and they must explicitely accept them
before they can start contributing.

However, another distinct set of rules is also being enforced by the DWG :
the Automated edits code of conduct
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct>
 (AECoC).

In contrary to the Contributor Terms, these rules :

   - Are not shown to new contributors
   - Are not accepted by new or existing contributors
   - Doesn't seem to have been voted on before their "establishment"
   - Seems to have been written by an eminent, but small set of
   contributors (history
   <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct&offset=&limit=500&action=history>
   )

Like the Contributor terms, the AECoC is enforced by the DWG and can cause
reverts by its members, on terms that have not been accepted by
contributors.

As such, I think that the AECoc in its current form should not serve as a
basis for reversal of changesets by the DWG.

If it were to, I think it should be put to an higher set of standards than
the changeset it aims to direct. For example it could be audited with an
RFC, then a vote, and finally being explicitely accepted by contributors.

What are your thoughts ?

--
Éric
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