[Osmf-talk] API up after maint. was: Two day of down server is not possible !!!!
richard at weait.com
Sun Aug 23 22:59:59 BST 2009
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Andrew Turner<andrew at highearthorbit.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Frederik Ramm<frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> We could work on educating the public so that the expectation is removed,
>> rather than do what the mainstream expects from us.
>> I'm not totally against what you're suggesting but I sense some "slippery
>> slope" here; maybe it is time to get the message across more clearly that we
>> are not in anyway a Google Maps replacement and if people expect this from
>> us they should change their expectations. (Because they'll be "expecting"
>> routing, and aerial imagery, and "MyMap" features, and all that in no time
>> if we don't set the record straight.)
> Any project has a difficult transition moving from a hacking concept
> into a widely used and publicly visible project. If there is actually
> going to be perceived stability and maturity, then yes, OSM will have
> to act in a way that the public expects it to.
Selfishly, I'd like to have the option to keep editing if one of many
OSMWorldWide(tm) nodes is down. Frankly I was in no danger of editing
yesterday; there was map cake to consume.
Do geographically diverse, multiple data centers make our continued
growth easier? Or is DB replication / mirroring / db-magic just so
hard that five OSM data centers would be slower than one?
Naively, I presume that if OSM had, say five equally capable data
centers, and one was down for power upgrades like UCL this weekend,
that Smart Things could happen to keep everything running, even if at
 presuming that there are five places that would be interested and
capable of hosting OSMWorldWide(tm)/5
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