[OSM-talk] Roadmap for deprecation of name tags in OSM

Lester Caine lester at lsces.uk
Sun Aug 9 09:19:50 UTC 2020

On 09/08/2020 09:42, Mateusz Konieczny via talk wrote:
> Aug 9, 2020, 10:25 by pangose at riseup.net <mailto:pangose at riseup.net>:
>     I suggest we create a roadmap for deprecating of storing and
>     updating names in OSM for objects with a Wikidata tag.
> Absolutely no.
> tagging name tag is a fundamental  part of OSM tag,
> offloading it to a third party service is a mistake that will not happen
> https://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/19655 contains several misleading, 
> wrong, mistaken
> and problematic claims, statements and implications but I have no time 
> to process in detail
> as the entire idea is fundamentally bad, mistaken, problematic, broken, 
> not workable,
> not acceptable, not going to happen and wrong.

Seconded ...
However sensible LINKING to third party services does make sense such as 
with geonames which already has services linking back to OSM ... 
geonames is a useful source of local time data for example.

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