[Osmf-talk] February 27th Board Meeting

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Mar 2 15:58:56 UTC 2020

It should be noted that while there are many reasons for slow tile
loading, including the tragedy of the commons issue we are having, in
the US a large reason is


that is three tile caches in North America vs. 27 or so for Europe (very
comparable population wise). Given the tile cache network is based on
donated services, the US community has it completely in their own hands
to improve the situation. I'm not going to dwell on the irony of the
situation, but just point out that a reasonable tile server does not
have any large associated hardware or running cost and that we have
caches in places that are order of magnitudes smaller and poorer.


Am 27.02.2020 um 21:31 schrieb Clifford Snow:
> I listened in on today's Board meeting. I'd like to suggest going
> forward that the Board get regular status reports from the Operations
> Working Group. Lately tile have been slow to load, at least in the US.
> Grant Slater has been great about communicating with the community
> when problems arise. 
> Since running the servers is one of the few actual responsibilities
> the Foundation has, it should be one of the key priorities. According
> to Grant, we need about 30% more capacity. OWG is also looking for
> more members to help. (I'd love to volunteer, but my background,
> telecommunications, mainly involved getting data between data centers
> and the user) Having the Board step up to insure our IT infrastructure
> is capable of meeting the needs of the user would be a welcome step.
> Sincerely,
> Clifford
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