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

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Aug 9 13:12:21 UTC 2020

On Sun, 2020-08-09 at 09:04 -0400, James wrote:
> Not to mention if someone wants to add a name for a new item/object,
> does the user need to create a wikidata item on top of it? Will the
> editor do it automatically? How does it pick the right one? Does it
> offer a list to the user? This is going to make osm a massive turn
> off to new contributors on the steep learning curve(which is already
> pretty high) to contributing to osm.
> This whole idea is really terrible and could just be offered as a
> post-processed data set: wikidata? use that instead of name tag.

This leads me to a fairly fundamental question, what if a mapper does
not want to be associated with wikidata and refuses to sign up?
Phil (trigpoint)
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