User talk:Rjw62

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Extended conditions for access tags vote

Hi, you voted against the extended conditions for access tags proposal, and stated reasons that I've tried to address. Could you please have another look at your vote/your arguments? -- Eckhart 18:26, 5 July 2012 (BST)

Missing file information

Hello! And thanks for your upload - but some extra info is necessary.

Sorry for bothering you about this, but it is important to know source of the uploaded files.

Are you the creator of image File:FP-roundel.jpg ?

Or is it copied from some other place (which one?)?

Please, add this info to the file page - something like "I took this photo" or "downloaded from -website link-" or "I took this screeshot of program XYZ" or "this is map generated from OpenStreetMap data and SRTM data" or "map generated from OSM data and only OSM data" or "This is my work based on file -link-to-page-with-that-file-and-its-licensing-info-" or "used file downloaded from internet to create it, no idea which one".

Doing this would be already very useful.

Licensing - photos

In case that you are the author of the image: Would you agree to open licensing of this image, allowing its use by anyone (similarly to your OSM edits)?

In case where it is a photo you (except relatively rare cases) author can make it available under a specific free license.

Would you be OK with CC0 (it allows use without attribution or any other requirement)? Rjw62 (talk)

Or do you prefer to require attribution and some other things using CC-BY-SA-4.0?

If you are the author: Please add {{CC0-self}} to the file page to publish the image under CC0 license.

You can also use {{CC-BY-SA-4.0-self|Rjw62}} to publish under CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.

Once you add missing data - please remove {{Unknown|subcategory=uploader notified March 2022}} from the file page.

Licensing - other images

If it is not a photo situation gets a bit more complicated.

See Drafts/Media file license chart that may help.

note: if you took screenshot of program made by someone else, screenshot of OSM editor with aerial imagery: then licensing of that elements also matter and you are not a sole author.

note: If you downloaded image made by someone else then you are NOT the author.

Note that in cases where photo is a screenshot of some software interface: usually it is needed to handle also copyright of software itself.

Note that in cases where aerial imagery is present: also licensing of an aerial imagery matter.


Feel free to ask for help if you need it - you can do it for example by asking on Talk:Wiki: new topic.

Please ask there if you are not sure what is the proper next step. Especially when you are uploading files that are not your own work or are derivative work (screenshots, composition of images, using aerial imagery etc).

If you are interested in wider discussion about handling licencing at OSM Wiki, see this thread.

(sorry if I missed something that already states license and source: I am looking through over 20 000 files and fixing obvious cases on my own, in other I ask people who upladed files, but it is possible that I missed something - in such case also please answer)

--Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 23:38, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

Would you be fine with CC0 license? "releasing work to public domain" has some issues, as it is not well defined in some jurisdictions and/or it is not actually possible to "release to public domain". Using CC0 license avoids this problems and is well suited for media files. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 12:14, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes, sure. Is there an easy way to find all the image files I've uploaded and put a PD tag on? Rjw62 (talk) 17:08, 2 April 2022 (UTC) (that is just list of files, but it seems that almost all are market with {{PD}}) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 06:57, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Mobile Post Offices


I might have asked about these before, but looking at some of the local missing post offices many 1 2 3 (etc) seem to be mobile post offices and I can't see a good way to tag them. I do note though that there is an amenity=mobile_library tag, so I was thinking perhaps amenity=mobile_post_office would allow them to be added without them showing as an always there post office in OSM Carto (and any other user who would spot amenity=post_office tag but not any other tag to indicate the intermittent nature). I wondered what you thought?

Best wishes,

Ed -- EdLoach (talk) 11:02, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

I think I've just tagged any such locations I've come across as a node with an ordinary amenity=post_office tag, along with the appropriate opening-hours=*. At least during those hours, it will function pretty much as a regular post office. And overall it's not much different from a physical office with very limited hours. If the name doesn't make it obvious that it's a mobile branch (e.g. "XXX Mobile Post Office") then I'd probably add a note=* to explain to other mappers.
-- Rjw62 (talk) 09:03, 17 July 2022 (UTC)