[OSM-talk] Board decision on Crimea complaint

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Tue Dec 11 13:53:28 UTC 2018

On Tuesday 11 December 2018, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > Which would mean the end of OSM verifiability as intersubjective
> > verifiability based on observations in the real world in favor of
> > Wikipedia verifiability based on 'reliable sources'.
> no, you could ask a diplomat of a country (or other parts of their
> government) whom they recognize, or look up their public statements,
> these are not secondary sources like wikipedia seems to prefer (I
> think), but it would be verifiable (repeatable) in the real world.

No, OSM verifiability means *independent* verifiability.  If verifying a 
statement depends on a singular authority that is not compatible with 
the concept of OpenStreetMap's independent, intersubjective 
verifiability.  Same as restaurant star ratings etc.

Christoph Hormann

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