[OSM-dev] [Marble-devel] NOTICE: gazetteer.osm.org being retired
openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk
Thu Sep 2 14:54:23 BST 2010
On 01/09/2010 22:33, Chris Browet wrote:
> For myself:
> - Considering the reactions, maybe avoid as much as possible to use
> openstreetmap.org <http://openstreetmap.org> services, but anyway be
> sure it fails gracefully.
If you're talking in your role as a maintainer of Merkaartor, then the
fails gracefully bit is a good idea, but you don't need to avoid using
the services. Mappers editing the data are the intended audience for the
services on openstreetmap.org, so Merkaartor is meant to be using them.
A problem only arises where a third party, end-user application starts
using what are effectively mapper's tools to provide a service to its
users, and fails to identify itself to OSM sysadmins in the process.
None of these issues is true of Merkaartor.
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