[OSM-talk] OSM and Linked Data, and W3C, etc ...

Chris Hill chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 13 19:24:44 GMT 2009

Ian Dees wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu 
> <mailto:tom at compton.nu>> wrote:
>     Ian Dees wrote:
>         I think it would be very handy to have a couple database
>         experts that are not attached to OSM and its current setup
>         look at the plans for API 0.6 as a code and design review. I
>         haven't seen much about 0.6 (and I'm not trying to bash the
>         progress that has been made), but I imagine that getting a few
>         fresh eyeballs on its design would be extremely helpful for
>         OSM in the long run.
>     Yeah, because none of us have any idea what we're doing, we're
>     just a bunch of clueless fuckwits that are intent on buggering up
>     everything.
> Tom, obviously I didn't word my post perfectly... I was not trying to 
> say you guys were doing anything wrong - quite the opposite. The 
> suggestions wasn't intended to catch clueless errors but rather to get 
> some more eyes on it so that we can find the non-obvious ones. Also, 
> with Tim Berners-Lee asking what sort of help was needed, I thought 
> that perhaps we could ask him for some names of people that might have 
> knowledge that exceeds any of ours in the realm of scaling databases, 
> APIs, etc.
> Don't get me wrong -- I was *not* trying to downplay the work you guys 
> have done or will do. I'm grateful for it!
Just remember that a camel is a horse designed by a committee.  Lets get 
API 0.6 rolling, not go through an extra layer of worthless scrutiny.  
The team needs support not brickbats.

Cheers, Chris

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