[OSM-dev] Outdated web pages / default pages on some OSM addresses

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 10:52:37 UTC 2015

On 19 April 2015 at 11:33, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:

> The protocol being used is not the point. The point is that neither site had
> been configured, because neither is a URL that we have ever told anybody to
> use!

Don't be so harsh. Given that

www.osm.org -> www.openstreetmap.org,
wiki.osm.org -> wiki.openstreetmap.org
forum.osm.org -> forum.openstreetmap.org
planet.osm.org -> planet.openstreetmap.org

then it's *not* unreasonable to suspect that the foundation.osm.org
should work, whether or not it has ever been used before.

Since we don't actually publish a list of "these are all the domains
that work, please don't use any other ones", there's also no point in
jumping on someone for not having read said non-existent list.

> You might as well ask why fraggle.osm.org doesn't redirect to
> osmfoundation.org.

That's hardly the same, and you know it.

> If you want to write chef recipes to handle automatically setting up all the
> different domains then please be my guest.

If it's something that would have value, but that you don't want to do
yourself, we can open a ticket on the chef issue tracker and point
people towards it.



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