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emacsen has commented on the following diary entries

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JOSM scripting plugin: be a power user! about 1 month ago

bdiscoe, as the person who wrote the bot that expanded several million way names- yes, it does require some extra step.

Your script doesn't take a lof of things into consideration- one being the location of the area!

Also, while I'd venture to say your script is safe in the US... it's something you may want to discuss anyway.

Updating Anne Arundel County Public Library System 3 months ago

Nice!

Attribution and all that (a rant) 3 months ago

I think Ian is right that we make it hard for casual users. Fixing that should be priority #1 in terms of license compliance.

As for corporate users (companies selling tiles based on OSM data), OSM has taken a very light stance with them requesting them to fix each customer at a time, rather than going to the company itself about its misdeeds. There are several companies (who shall remain nameless for now) which have failed to attribute OSM in customer maps.

There is a model for handling this- it's slow and it's expensive (due to administrative costs), but it is effective.