[OSM-talk] [Tagging] nomoj de internaciaj objektoj / nazwy obiektów międzynarodowych / names of international objects

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 22:08:53 UTC 2020

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> On 12. Jan 2020, at 22:28, Alan Mackie <aamackie at gmail.com> wrote:
> The elephant in the room here is that this is a project founded in London in (British) English.  Regardless of the 'name' tag, all the main tags are themselves written in English, the official wording of the license is in English, the primary documentation is in English, the historical discussions about standard practice, most of the tools,  etc. etc. etc.. Changing the 'façade' on international objects will not change this underlying fact, and I don't think there is good enough a reason to.

if you dig deeper, you can see that OpenStreetMap is not only British, there have been some other influences as well, despite the language mostly looking like English 

> OpenStreetMap is open source, the whole thing can be machine translated into Esperanto, Klingon or Latin if you like, all you have to do is fork it. I suspect the forked project will see far less use, especially if you choose a niche constructed language that never really caught on.

and you would not get a Klingon project but a British one in Klingon language ;-)

Cheers Martin 

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