[OSM-dev] Bittorrent

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Sat Apr 18 06:19:12 BST 2009


On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 08:23:19AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Stefan de Konink wrote:
> > After a few upload problems, a new torrent is available.
> > 
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm#Bittorrent
> 
> Not to nitpick, but in terms of PR, might it be better to use a tracker
> other than The Pirate Bay?

Selfish and wrong.  It may even help TPB if more high profile projects
used their tracker for (legal) distribution.

In terms of PR it could also be seen how an “open” data project
abandoned an effective method of distributing open data.  If TPB’s
appeal fails, it sets a bad precedent for any other tracker out there.

Simon
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