I apologize for ignorance, but what is MB? I also did not understand  - what is more neutral? Adding the wikidata tag or wikipedia & wikimedia tag?

I noticed during disambiguation error corrections that some of these errors appear when a  Wikipedia article was renamed, but only in the Wikipedia, and not in the OSM. Wikipedia articles are being renamed quite often, for example when a town was renamed.

As far as I know wikidata items are not renamed. Wikidata item tag is only 7 characters, while wikipedia or wikimedia link could be dozens of characters. So it takes less space in the database, it is easy to export, etc.

Best regards,

On 9/20/2017 2:31 PM, Simon Poole wrote:
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).


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