[OSM-dev] mod_tile stable version ?

Dane Springmeyer dane at dbsgeo.com
Thu Mar 28 15:02:20 UTC 2013

"Actually I think it is exactly the other way around" 

+1 Jochen, this is also my experience.


On Mar 28, 2013, at 7:49 AM, Jochen Topf wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 07:36:56AM -0700, Kai Krueger wrote:
>>> As there is no official maintainer I can only do two things keep it for me
>>> or just commit it. This is not a big risk in this case, but I would rather
>>> like to ask for an OK first, but whoom should I ask?
>> If it isn't a big risk patch, then just commit it.
>> This is the reason I have always been somewhat opposed to moving from svn to
>> git.
>> In the osm SVN repository pretty much everyone had commit rights. Therefore,
>> if no one stepped up to be the "official maintainer", one could just commit
>> ones patches directly and everyone using the software could benefit from it.
>> In git, despite being distributed you can't really do that (unless everyone
>> has push rights). Although everyone can create a new git repository and
>> commit their patches to it and technically there is no upstream or official
>> repository anymore, socially that doesn't work. It just becomes even more
>> confusing to the user of a software if there are tens of different
>> repositories they could potentially pull from, each with a different set of
>> patches. From a usability point of view, there needs to be a single official
>> repository.
> Actually I think it is exactly the other way around. Because anybody can
> commit, nobody feels responsible. If you have your own git branch, at least
> you can feel responsible for it. Ideally there is one person or a group of
> people who take ownership of a project. If they don't do their job properly,
> others can jump in and take over. git allows this to happen relatively easily.
> Today if somebody posts a bug on Tirex somewhere, it is easy for me to ignore.
> It would not be so easy if this happens in "my repository".
> Yes, the "git system" has the drawback that it can be difficult to figure
> out where the "right" repository is. But I think that price is worth paying
> not to have a system with distributed ownership where nobody feels responsible.
> Jochen
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