[OSM-talk] "The Future of Free and Open-Source Maps" Slashdot.org , Saturday February 17, 2018

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 16:01:22 UTC 2018


except it wouldnt be multiplatform and only run on windows 🤢🤮. Java is a
better alternative as it's a popular language and is multiplatform. C/c++
is a bit more complicated and not everyone can contribute.

On Feb 17, 2018 10:56 AM, "john whelan" <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think that highlights the point on the limited resources available on
> the resource side.
>
> What we have sort of works.  Could it be better?  Most probably.
>
> The JOSM editor is very nice but it runs over JAVA and JAVA has been
> recognised as a security problem and it not recommended for many
> corporations.
>
> Something in Visual Basic sorry Visual Studio Express might be more
> acceptable.
>
> Most commercial coding these days is done in Visual Studio for good
> reasons.  To change the database architecture and the associated
> infrastructure is a fairly large change.  There is a lot of investment in
> what we have but on the other hand the most valuable bit of what we have is
> the data and that can moved across.
>
> Will it happen.  Probably not.  Normally what causes this sort of change
> is money.  Things like support costs, what do we do when the guys who know
> this stuff disappear?  Can we demonstrate the code is clean and reliable?
> I don't think there is anyone looking at these sort of things.
>
> Cheerio John
>
> On 17 February 2018 at 09:45, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 9:53 PM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Possibly a technical working group to identify areas that could be
>>> improved or even if we were to start over again how would we do it from a
>>> technical point of view?  Funding would be a different problem.
>>>
>>
>> I believe the now-defunct Strategic Working Group (
>> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Strategic_Working_Group) is what you
>> are looking for?
>>
>> ~Eugene
>>
>
>
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