[OSM-talk] Funding of three infrastructure projects : Nominatim, osm2pgsql, Potlatch 2

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Aug 2 15:11:51 UTC 2020

On 2020-08-02 16:41, Sören Reinecke via talk wrote:

> Also Linux is the future. Every application that cannot run under Linux will fail in the long run. Remember that Windows shouldn't be the main target platform anymore because it is dying and the society is to blame that they don't get it.

Linux is a big part of the future for server platforms, but in its pure
form it has lost the battle for the desktop. Windows and MacOS as
platforms capable of enterprise-level management are not going anywhere
soon. Don't ignore ChromeOS and Android for local "desktops" either -
both are Linux-based of course. 

The biggest dependencies should not be the OS but the runtime
frameworks. This world used to be java-based; these days .NET Core is a
viable competitor, as is Node.js. As a server-side application supplier,
if your product doesn't run in a container, it doesn't exist. Containers
basically mean Linux and Windows. Actual host OS is irrelevant - only
the container environment matters.
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