[OSM-talk] Apologies

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Wed Apr 26 00:22:33 BST 2006

* @ 26/04/06 12:08:59 AM crschmidt at crschmidt.net wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 10:56:23PM +0000, Tom Carden wrote:
> > Brief reply, because people have already clarified that it's only
> > putting OSM alongside Google Maps we don't like - manipulating and
> > presenting the data in new ways is *what it's all about* :)
> But manipulating data means that anyone could put it on top of Google
> Maps. and then we'd have the same problem all over again. So it's
> probably best to just not allow that, isn't it? If it's dangerous to the
> project to see OSM + google maps associated together, providing the
> tools to let people easily do this is a bad idea... unless I'm
> misunderstanding. I mean, if I published a WMS server, there's nothing
> to stop someone else from setting up exactly what I did, and far more
> easily than is currently possible.

Of course, so I/we can only discourage it.

> > I hope you stick around and find a way to contribute, and to consume
> > the data as you see fit.  If you can set up, run and maintain a WMS
> > server based off planet.osm then fantastic - that will take the strain
> > off OSM's own machines until they can cope.
> Well, my previous patches to the code for issues in trac were all
> completely ignored, so I'm glad that I at least got people to ask me not
> to do what I was doing -- that's better than being ignored.

eh!? Sorry if I missed them - what patches?

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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