May 28, 2012, 9:31pm
Onderstaand bericht werd zojuist op talk@ gepost. Dit kwam direct na een reeks e-mails naar aanleiding van een klacht van Gert Gremmen over werk van “It’s so funny”. Aangezien niet iedereen hier ook actief is op talk@ deze repost.
we’ve had a few cases of “copy-and-paste remapping” reported to DWG, where in a bid to “save” data from the relicensing axe over-eager mappers copied and pasted existing data, thereby making the data look as if it was originally contributed by them.
This is, obviously, not ok and rather than “save” anything, such actions stop others from properly remapping the area (because it all looks clean), and comes back to haunt us later, tarnishinig OSM’s reputation. Later removal of such data will have a knock-on effect of all that has been built on top. Don’t do it.
Where cases of copy-and-paste remapping are detected, the changesets in question can be added to the list on this wiki page
and will then be treated during the relicensing process as “tainted”, i.e. the data created in these changesets will not be kept.
There are two drawbacks to this:
OSM Inspectors’s license change view does not take this list into account, i.e. the areas thus “remapped” still look clean on OSMI even though they will be dropped later.
An object that has been edited by non-agreers and agreers alike might be partly saved in the license change; however if the object is deleted and re-created in a copy-and-paste action and the changeset flagged as tainted, then the object will be gone completely.
Again - don’t do it.
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