[Osmf-talk] API up after maint. was: Two day of down server is not possible !!!!
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Aug 23 23:59:52 UTC 2009
On 23 Aug 2009, at 22:59, Richard Weait wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Andrew Turner<andrew at highearthorbit.com
> > wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Frederik Ramm<frederik at remote.org>
>>> We could work on educating the public so that the expectation is
>>> rather than do what the mainstream expects from us.
>>> I'm not totally against what you're suggesting but I sense some
>>> slope" here; maybe it is time to get the message across more
>>> clearly that we
>>> are not in anyway a Google Maps replacement and if people expect
>>> this from
>>> us they should change their expectations. (Because they'll be
>>> routing, and aerial imagery, and "MyMap" features, and all that in
>>> no time
>>> if we don't set the record straight.)
>> Any project has a difficult transition moving from a hacking concept
>> into a widely used and publicly visible project. If there is actually
>> going to be perceived stability and maturity, then yes, OSM will have
>> to act in a way that the public expects it to.
> Selfishly, I'd like to have the option to keep editing if one of many
> OSMWorldWide(tm) nodes is down. Frankly I was in no danger of editing
> yesterday; there was map cake to consume.
> Do geographically diverse, multiple data centers make our continued
> growth easier? Or is DB replication / mirroring / db-magic just so
> hard that five OSM data centers would be slower than one?
> Naively, I presume that if OSM had, say five equally capable data
> centers, and one was down for power upgrades like UCL this weekend,
> that Smart Things could happen to keep everything running, even if at
> reduced capacity.
Syncing the underlying database is a really hard problem to get right
that causes much more server maintenance, hence why it has not been
>  http://weait.com/content/openstreetmap-5th-birthday-party-toronto
>  presuming that there are five places that would be interested and
> capable of hosting OSMWorldWide(tm)/5
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