You raise an important point.

I've commented before, years back in the mean time, on the push to move
information out of OSM in to a third party product over which have no
control and which, if we are not careful, could impact the value of what
we in OSM are doing and distributing (just see MBs use of wikidata in
lieu of OSM place names). It would further be very naive to not see the
competitive angle of what is happening here.

On the other hand lots of the wikidata related additions would seem to
be fairly neutral (WD references additionally to WP links and so on). 


Am 20.09.2017 um 13:50 schrieb JB:
> Le 20/09/2017 à 13:05, Oleksiy Muzalyev a écrit :
>> It would give a boost to the Wikidata project.
> Am I really reading from an OSM mailing list here?
> I can imagine the time when you will not be able to parse an osm
> extract offline, without reading data from external databases.
> JB.
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