[OSM-talk] This needs to be voted upon. (was: Re: Separating all metadata from coordinates in OSM into a wikibase instance)

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Mon Aug 10 06:06:59 UTC 2020

I didn't mean to convey or imply that a vote was impending, moreso that I seriously disagree with the proposal as unneeded, unnecessary, poorly explained as to its benefits, and (as was well described before, though I paraphrase), "a ready-made answer for a non-problem."  My apologies if anybody got the wrong impression that this was up for a vote.  Rather, here and now it is being discussed, my "No" was merely my opinion IF it went to a vote.  Better stated, I disagree with the proposal, as I see no need for it, it is over-engineered, it has no clear merit, it is confusing, it seems to be more trouble than it is worth and I feel it would chase away novice volunteers as "too complex."  The consensus, with the exception of the proposer, seems 100% in line with my opinions.  I do welcome more discussion, that's why we type here.


> On Aug 9, 2020, at 11:01 PM, Mateusz Konieczny via talk <talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> Aug 10, 2020, 07:49 by mdeen at xs4all.nl:
> On 2020-08-10 03:32, stevea wrote:
> On Aug 9, 2020, at 5:29 AM, pangoSE <pangose at riseup.net> wrote:
> The discussion below spawned the following idea of migrating the whole tags system instead.
> (an over engineered proposal largely, as Frederick says and I agree
> with, goosed by the "hype of linked data.")
> I politely vote "No." I don't see the merit (again echoing
> Frederick). While I'm only one person and one vote and perhaps a bit
> more vocal than most, I feel it important to express the opinion of
> "very strongly against."
> I certainly hope that if this idea goes towards implementation that there will be a vote first. I also don't see the merits so my vote will also be no.
> Before going to vote it would need to demonstrate some sort of clear benefit and
> consensus that it is reasonable.
> Vote can be gamed in many ways, and even if that proposal somehow would won a vote 
> it still would not improve it a tiny bit.
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