[Talk-us] We have less than a week left to remap!

James Mast rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 23 05:40:55 GMT 2012

Steve, I agree that if we could have another month at least, we could probably at least untaint all of the Interstates in the US if everybody helped out.  It would be better than nothing at least IMO. But Steve, it doesn't help that you are also one of the "undecided" users in CA. - James
 > Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:02:17 -0700
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> From: steveaOSM at softworkers.com
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] We have less than a week left to remap!
> Dale, your idea below is not terrible, but it would throw too many 
> monkey-wrenches into too many workflows.
> Really, it seems to me the most correct solution is to declare a 
> "partial failure at the OSM community to have reached the stated 
> goal" (of well-licensable data by April 1) and say "the new goal is 
> to get this done by July 1."  Or June 1.  Or May 1.  Though May 1 
> seems pretty tight, too.  I am just being realistic, and hope that 
> Powers That Be -- are you reading this? -- are realistic, too, 
> (rather than idealistic?) for no good reason.
> Everything else stays the same, OSM has a little egg on our faces at 
> not making an INTENDED stated deadline, but we give ourselves three 
> more months to CONTINUE to improve the community and our data, and 
> THEN we pull the plug.  But we don't lose face fully by saying "we 
> didn't quite make it, but we will."
> This (relatively short reprieve) seems like the happy compromise that 
> our project needs.  Inventing the details of a forked project and new 
> workflows in less than a week does not.  Though I appreciate your 
> suggestion.
> SteveA
> California
> >I'm actually a little surprised that they did not decide to setup a 
> >second DB (other than the need for a second server) and freeze one 
> >DB on the 1st and remove the offending items from the second.  One 
> >would be read only for say a month, and continue to provide usable 
> >maps.  The second would then be open for editing but not mainstream 
> >use until it is felt the majority of the damage was repaired.
> >
> >Dale
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