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

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Tue Jan 13 21:25:32 GMT 2009


Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:58 PM, Grant Slater
>
>> Yes, the OSM Foundation is badly in need of extra money (or highend
>> hardware) to fund the next round of server hardware upgrades. In most
>> cases we are already close to server capacity.
>>
>> We've also started looking for an additional hosting provider.
> 
> Has the option of collaboration with other free projects been explored
> in this regard? One obvious option would be collaboration with
> Wikimedia which has a much larger server cluster that could solve at
> least some of the hosting problems for isolated parts of OSM. Like
> tile serving.

No, something like that never occurred to us. If it had, we might have 
done something like running an experiment in getting a related project 
to cache our tiles for us.

Tom

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