Yes, I guess, it will turn out that there are hotspots of destruction where one mapper who hasn’t agreed to the license change was most active, which is usually on a rather small portion of the map. It is really unfortunately and a bummer but very limited and will not effect the increasing quality of OSM for long (hopefully).
Thanks a lot for that link. I always wondered what effect the license change would have on the map.
I just took a look at the “badmap” for my country, the Netherlands. At first glance the damage seems small, but when I zoom in I can see a lot of supermarkets appear. Does this mean that all these supermarkets are going to disappear from openstreetmap in the future? Many of these nodes have been edited multiple times by many users, including by myself. I don’t like the idea of all this hard work being thrown away
Too late The OSMF Redaction Account has started hitting the Netherlands. Though it looks like it doesn’t delete the nodes but only deletes the tags that were not added nor modified by those who accepted the new license.
That path was made up of 2 nodes. One node was added by you, the other node has been redacted - presumably it was added by someone who hasn’t agreed to the contributor terms. It wouldn’t make much sense to just delete one node, and leave a one node way.
No, it’s not a bug. As far as I can reconstruct the situation, then the series of events in that particular example was as follows:
The way 116617692 (tagged highway=path) was created by leon_ti and had two nodes. One of these, 1314259521, was also created by leon_ti and does still exist. The other one, 952681039 had usm78-gis as the author, who has explicitly rejected the license.
The bot deleted the node by usm78-gis. As a result, the way had only one node left and was also deleted - because a valid way needs at least two nodes.