Let me Redact that….

So it’s always nice to wake up and you see not necessarily a panicked email – but a worried on: “The Redaction bot is running”.

For those of us in the OSM world of things we’ve been awaiting the license change. It has seemingly come and gone and come and gone. Well – it’s here. The license for OSM moved to a ODBL license. People have screamed. People have refused to accept the new license. People have accepted the new license. Whatever your religious stance – the database cleanup started this morning. Data that did not meet the license requirements is being deleted. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in regards to all the press OSM has been getting.

Of interest also is Haiti. I hope they make an exception. Who knows. So run outside and wait for the giant eraser.