Is it OK to post a open data request for things that either:
- will never be open data
- or which would require Wikipedia/OSM class efforts to gather
For instance, let's say we are in 2002 and OpenStreetMap does not exist:
Would it be OK to post a data-request question "Where can I find an open map of the world?" ?
It is an impossible wish, the question will most probably stay in the Unanswered queue for years.
Note - This question is sparked in part by these comments from a fellow OpenData contributor:
I would also wonder if there's a respectful but decisive way to ask people not to merely post "wishes" -- many of the data requests are for things which will never be open data, or which would require Wikipedia/OSM class efforts to gather.
I think there's a real problem with having the unanswered question queue cluttered with essentially unanswerable questions.