The current #OpenStreetMap controversy is the Ukraine/Russia border esp. over #Crimea. The #OSM "on the ground de factor control" rule means it should be marked as part of Russia.

Some don't like that, and I really wish they'd suggest better rules instead of just complaining. I like the 'on the ground' rule. What other rule should OSM use for country borders? We need an clear rule that is objective that we can all agree on. So what should that be?


@rory Borders are political. It was inevitable recording change would become controversial if people really (and very understandably) didn't like that change.

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