[OSM-talk] SteveC should decide

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Thu Oct 1 13:18:46 BST 2009

Russ Nelson wrote:
>  > > > Yeah, OK Dave, we've got the message, you don't free-format tags.
>  > > 
>  > > +1
>  >
>  > -1.  Don't confuse anarchy with chaos.  SteveC is our leader (and
>  > should behave as such by Giving Advice), but he's only our leader so
>  > far as he gives Good Advice.
> I wish to be more plain.  I think that SteveC should be taking a more
> active role in decisions.  He and just I had a conversation in which
> he explained that he's tried doing that, and just gets flamed for
> being overbearing or evil or trying to push Cloudmade's interests.
> This is wrong.  There are times when any project needs leadership.
> It's unreasonable for us to expect that every open source project
> leader will be willing to subject himself to ad-hominem arguments.
> We need to stand up for our leaders, and when they're being abused,
Where in that thread was he being abused?

>  we
> need to defend them.  If we don't do that, then we'll get what we
> deserve: no leadership.
> I'm tired of this silly true/false 1/0 yes/no up/down left/right
> in/out fore/aft port/starboard debate/debacle.  It's trivial, it's
> stupid, we could just as easily toss a coin as engage in any rational
> debate about how binary values should be expressed.
When it prevents flickr etc from displaying properly then I don't see it 
as trivial
> This is just wrong.  If SteveC says that "mountain=green" means that
> first there is a mountain, and that "mountain=blue" means there is no
> mountain, then damnit, we should do it that way.
Oh my Lord, you've completely missed the point.
In relation to the boolean problem OSM is saying that blue & green are 
the *same* thing.

Dave F.

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