[OSM-dev] [Tilesathome] Server required for tiles at home
frederik at remote.org
Mon May 21 09:04:48 BST 2007
> SteveC wrote:
>>> That should be te least of all problems. Create a new tiles account.
>>> Move tiles at home over to that and all tiles admin can happily work
>>> there. We would "just" have to change to URL or as rjmunro
>>> proposed have
>>> a better sounding domain name and redirect to wherever tah
>>> happens to
>>> sit at that moment...
>> Sorry no, we don't cut ojw out of the loop just like that. Has anyone
>> tried giving him a call? If not, I will.
> Sorry for the late reply. I was not suggesting to cut OJW out of the
> loop. (which would be rather ungrateful and mean). I was rather
> suggesting to allow more people to change stuff and thus open up the
> development of t at h a little. Right now files seem to be owned by
> user/group ojw/ojw which isn't very good for collaborative
> All I implied was moving the thing from a personal dev account to an
> account of it's own. And that with, rather than without OJW's consent.
OJW writes that he'd actually like to see a few more people doing
server maintenance. He seems to be ok with using the ojw account for
it but I am still a bit wary; I would prefer having different
accounts for everyone and then set up the server in a way that access
is possible for all concerned (by having Unix groups for example).
As regards "cutting someone out of the loop" - someone else wrote
that we're a hobby project after all, and everyone should be able to
do as much or as little as he wants (and his time allows) without
being shouted at. From that also follows that we must aim to have as
little bottleneck positions as possible - to grant people the freedom
to treat it as a hobby and not as a daily chore. By putting others in
a position to look after t at h, we'll relieve OJW of (a portion of)
Of course, having multiple "admins" for t at h will increase the need
for communication between them; no single t at h admin, and that
includes OJW, should do something to the server without making sure
the others know beforehand what he's doing. But I guess a quck post
the the list will suffice for that and that wouldn't be expecting too
All that said, I don't know how we are expected to go about
installing those extra admins for t at h. Maybe interested parties
should apply to OJW. Some help from root at dev may be required if we
want to set up a Unix group for t at h stuff as well.
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