uh-oh, people are adding `cuisine:wikidata` tags to #OpenStreetMap... 😭😭
Replacing some nice human readable data with references to a privatizable database for programmers
@AbbieNormal cuisine:wikidata doesn’t seem to be as useful as i.e. operator:wikidata, species:wikidata or genus:wikidata, because the there is a good list of values in the wiki. And Wikidata has P1282. But I still think cuisine:wikidata is a good idea because I don’t think it should be the goal for OpenStreetMap to define all cuisines of the world. @rory
@AbbieNormal I think it’s a good thing that the data is really used (i.e. by Google, Amazon and Apple) without complicated licenses that restricts the use of the data.
ah look !!
I found the old thread again !!
for genus/species, there isn't any point, biologist *already* have a long established, canoncial naming scheme. Adding another dependency on wikidata just seems to add unneeded work for no benefit (& considerable downside)
@rory Oh fuck everything about this idea.
it looks bad admittedly 😐
@rory After the 'let's abandon name tags in favour of wikidata' discussion on the mailing list, I'm coming around to the idea of purging all wikidata tags from the OSM database.
It promises to make things way way more complicated than they need to be of we continue down this path.
@InsertUser I should make things that use the Wikipedia tag (as well as their api for categories). Wikipedia, unlike wikidata, is copyleft, can't be privatized.
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