[OSM-talk] OSM and Linked Data, and W3C, etc ...
chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 13 19:24:44 GMT 2009
Ian Dees wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu
> <mailto:tom at compton.nu>> wrote:
> Ian Dees wrote:
> I think it would be very handy to have a couple database
> experts that are not attached to OSM and its current setup
> look at the plans for API 0.6 as a code and design review. I
> haven't seen much about 0.6 (and I'm not trying to bash the
> progress that has been made), but I imagine that getting a few
> fresh eyeballs on its design would be extremely helpful for
> OSM in the long run.
> Yeah, because none of us have any idea what we're doing, we're
> just a bunch of clueless fuckwits that are intent on buggering up
> Tom, obviously I didn't word my post perfectly... I was not trying to
> say you guys were doing anything wrong - quite the opposite. The
> suggestions wasn't intended to catch clueless errors but rather to get
> some more eyes on it so that we can find the non-obvious ones. Also,
> with Tim Berners-Lee asking what sort of help was needed, I thought
> that perhaps we could ask him for some names of people that might have
> knowledge that exceeds any of ours in the realm of scaling databases,
> APIs, etc.
> Don't get me wrong -- I was *not* trying to downplay the work you guys
> have done or will do. I'm grateful for it!
Just remember that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. Lets get
API 0.6 rolling, not go through an extra layer of worthless scrutiny.
The team needs support not brickbats.
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