[OSM-talk] donating read-only api-mirrors

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Fri Feb 6 09:20:01 GMT 2009

Russ Nelson wrote:

> It seems to work for them.  I think it's a good idea for us.

I'm sure at some point we'll need to do it, but we haven't really 
reached that point yet and we certainly don't have the resources to do 
it yet.

There are also a number of significant but important differences between 
what wikipedia do and what was being proposed for us - all the servers 
and infrastructure used by wikipedia are owned and operated by them 
while Marcus was suggesting clustering third party servers which is not 
something we will be doing as far as I'm concerned.

Wikipedia also have all the servers, both read-only and read-write, 
using the same database, or a slave of the same database rather than 
having lots of independent databases that try and stay in sync via 
external dumps and diffs.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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