[OSM-talk] Thoughts on OSM design, and looking forward and back
nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Feb 24 05:58:01 GMT 2010
> Or some combination. Whatever happens my best outcome would be something that
> 1) Has a big open source community behind it
> 2) Is easy(ier) to use
> PL1, PL2, MapZen don't do (1)
> JOSM does do (1) but for a newbie, does not do (2).
Part of the problem with Potlatch is:
o It tries to be easy and approachable, and
o It succeeds at that and has lots of users, and
o Those users want to do more sophisticated editing, and
o They want features that aren't easy and approachable, and
o RichardF, being a nice person and liking his users, puts them in.
IMHO, we need RichardF to be more of a bastard, and say "No, this
isn't going into Potlatch. Go away and learn JOSM or Merkaartor;
they're not THAT hard."
Reiterate with $POTLATCH_REPLACEMENT and $AUTHOR; this problem isn't
intrinsic to Potlatch or RichardF. It's not about RichardF being a
volunteer; for-profit software companies do the same thing. It's not
about software or people, it's about systems.
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