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change over

Posted by marscot on 31 March 2012 in English (English)

Good luck to the guys that are doing the license upgrade work, see you all on the other side in new license land

Comment from b166er on 31 March 2012 at 13:24

:) thumbsup

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Comment from compdude on 31 March 2012 at 21:27

I hope that at least there won't be glaring issues with the map after all the stuff that's incompatible with the new license gets deleted. I really hope someone at the OSMF will review our progress. Speaking of the OSMF, they really should have been on the frontlines helping us with this transition.

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Comment from compdude on 31 March 2012 at 21:28

Dang, only 2 1/2 hours left to do rempapping. Better get working!

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Comment from compdude on 31 March 2012 at 21:29

Dang only 2 1/2 hours left before they servers go into read-only mode. Better get working!!

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Comment from chriscf on 1 April 2012 at 00:55

FWIW, this isn't licence-changeover downtime, this is install-a-new-server downtime. The licence-changeover work will start after that (though not necessarily immediately).

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Comment from compdude on 4 April 2012 at 17:07

@chriscf, is that really so? If it is why didn't the OSMF tell us that?!

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Comment from chriscf on 5 April 2012 at 01:16

Er, it was in the announcement of the downtime.

Between Sunday 1st of April 2012 (no joke) 8:00am (GMT / UTC) and the morning of the 4th of April 2012 the primary database server will be switched to read-only mode so that we can bring the new server (ramoth) onstream, bought thanks to your donations. [...] When service is resumed, we will begin the license change as a background process, redacting any data whose authors have not consented to the new terms.

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Comment from compdude on 5 April 2012 at 03:03

It's not enough for them to just post on a mailing list. Most users including me do not subscribe to those; in fact some people might not even know about them. The post they had on their blog was not as clear as what you quoted here. It is about time OSMF realize that they need to make these important things crystal clear to reduce confusion.

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Comment from compdude on 5 April 2012 at 03:08

FYI they actually said the opposite on this post on their blog. It said this:

"The long awaited and eagerly anticipated license upgrade is coming soon, the conclusion of a multi-year process. To minimise disruption to OpenStreetMap mappers and users, we’re taking the opportunity to install our new database server (funded by your generous contributions) at the same time – reducing the total amount of downtime needed."

Anyway, whatever. At least we had the pleasant surprise of having additional time to complete the whole remapping process.

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Comment from chriscf on 5 April 2012 at 06:51

What nonsense. Keep reading. Scroll down a bit. Oh, look, there's the proposed timetable.

(With apologies to marscot for clogging up the diary entry further.)

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