[OpenLayers-Dev] Servers down

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 15:52:26 EDT 2007

This brings up another point, reliability of OpenLayers servers.
The OpenLayers tutorials encourage users to point to the Openlayers.js 
from Metacarta. This means that users are now dependent upon Metacarta's 
service reliability.

I don't want to start an argument as to whether it is a good idea or not 
to depend upon an organisation you don't control for your service.
However, I think it would be good for Metacarta to publish its service 
uptime policy. Maybe run this email past your lawyers and I bet they 
come back with a requirement for a disclaimer.

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 07:27:46AM +0100, Ian Mayo wrote:
>> Chaps,
>> it appears that the OpenLayers web servers have been down for the last
>> hour or so, though the SVN server appears to be working ok.
> For the record, mail is hosted at the same machine as the webserver, so
> mailing the list doesn't help :)
> There was a network issue here at MetaCarta that caused this bump, and
> (as you can see) everything should be up and running ag ain now. 
> Regards,

Cameron Shorter
Systems Architect, http://lisasoft.com.au
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