Ben Gimpert ben at somethingmodern.com
Sat Apr 1 13:22:24 BST 2006

Nah, you're right.  I'm just worried about the OSMF codifying our current
focus -- on getting the data *now*, and worrying about programming and
hosting "later."

This is the cause of our performance headaches, and has (at least)
limited the project's apeal.  I don't even want to think about how many
people were turned off by the state of the editing applet during those
first few months of OSM!

Of course I wouldn't expect OSM's excellent data gather-ers to be
*literally* excluded.  I just really, really hope they listen to
Steve... ;)

And just to nit-pick, this project would *most certainly* be something
without the data gatherers.  The wiki map of the world is much bigger than
folks submitting GPS tracks.  Please see "http://www.headmap.org/".

		Not even in the class,

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 10:50:58AM +0100, Colin Mackay wrote:
> On 01/04/06, Ben Gimpert <ben at somethingmodern.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm hesitant because I still tend to think those doing coding and
> > admin should trump data gatherers.
> So the data gatherers - without whom this project would be nothing
> regardless of all the coding and admin - sit up and think "WTF! I'm not
> going to be treated as second class. Sod that for a packet of cheese
> crackers! I'm out of here!"
> Regards,
> Colin 'Second Class' Mackay.
> PS. I'm a software developer by nature - I've just not done any Java so I'm
> not willing to mess up the code base as I learn. I would more likely
> contribute .NET (C#) code to the project if people are interested.

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