The OSMF board has reviewed the complaint about #Crimea in #OpenStreetMap and decided to overrule the DWG. I am curious to read more (only a short announcement now), and curious what policy #OSM should use now for disputed areas/names.
#OpenStreetMap's long standing rule that "country borders in OSM match de facto physical control" means Crimea is shown as part of Russia, not Ukraine. This has upset people. I am totally open to a new rule. I just haven't really heard any suggestions.
I have heard "international recognition" as a suggested rule for OSM to use, but what does that even mean? "the international community" just means "USA & allies". I don't think Donnie Orangeface should have such a say on #OpenStreetMap.
If we use "UN Resolution" as a rule for disputed areas, then what happens to the borders of Israel in #OSM? Should they match the original UN partition plan?! That's silly! (TBF I haven't done a full deep dive into all the 'UN res. on Israel', feel free to enlighten me)
I suspect putting things back to the way they were 2 months ago might not make the issue go away.
The way things were still showed Crimea as part of Russia.
I think that will still upset people. (technically it was mapped as in RU and Ukraine)