[OSM-talk] erm... imports still go on | Re: Isn't it nice to share? 🙂 | Re: Facebook mapping highways using AI in collaboration with OpenStreetMap

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Fri Aug 2 13:07:16 UTC 2019

There have been, and continue to be, data imports, automated editing,and
AI type things (like this Facebook). Yes some are unhappy about
this, but it does _happen_. Facebook fights you in court for a copy of
your own personal data, which is a fundamental right. They're bound to
hold on to commercial viable data like PoIs (which I'd expect them to
do). To compare the two, and think an OSM import is about as hard as
getting data from Facebook....

On 02/08/2019 08:57, Blake Girardot wrote:
> Respectfully, it is naive to think that even if they did offer their POI 
> databases, the self appointed police of OSM would allow the POIs to be 
> added to OSM.
> Truthfully, it is naive to think that any mapping or data that is not 
> contributed just the way the few vocal folks who monopolize these OSM 
> lists like, will be accepted.
> There really is no way to win with these folks, offer a lot and they 
> accuse the contributor of trying to take over and/or destroying OSM, 
> offer too little and they accuse the users of taking advantage of OSM.
> Best to just do like most folks who are interested in using and 
> contributing to OSM do - unsubscribe from these lists and carry on.
> cheers,
> Blake

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