[OpenLayers-Dev] FW: OpenLayers 2.8 RC2
C E M Harrison
c.e.m.harrison at cemh.eclipse.co.uk
Wed May 20 15:37:44 EDT 2009
Sorry, meant to reply to all ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: C E M Harrison [mailto:c.e.m.harrison at cemh.eclipse.co.uk]
> Sent: 20 May 2009 20:33
> To: Dan Little
> Subject: RE: [OpenLayers-Dev] OpenLayers 2.8 RC2
> Please see below ...
> > I am not speaking for OpenLayers
> > but answering this email because it was causing an awkward
> > smell to develop in my inbox.
> I consider that to be your problem not mine or anyone else's.
> I certainly was not aiming to be offensive in what I've been
> saying, and do not believe that in fact I have been. I am
> merely trying to put forward an alternative, outsider's view
> of the OL community's efforts, so that you can see yourselves
> as others, perhaps even the majority of others, may see you.
> If you're taking offence at that, frankly that "is not
> terribly important" to anyone except yourself.
> > however, many of the open
> > source projects have no motivating factor.
> That is naive. Noone goes to a great deal of effort to
> create something like OL without some motivating factor.
> > The origination
> > of OL was originally written (from my understanding; Chris
> > can correct me if he wants as I was only eavesdropping on him
> > and Schuyler) to further a project at MetaCarta.
> So that was the motivating factor in this case.
> > The results
> > of the project were "given" to the community and now there
> > are many contributors.
> > So
> > while you may want people to use your product, the rest of
> > us that are running these projects are relatively indifferent
> > to whether people are using it.
> > framework.
> Which I have now done. The latest version I am now testing
> on my PC uses the Google API to draw the Google map, and OL
> to draw the Ordnance Survey one, and works much better. You
> may not be concerned that I've had to ditch OL for part of my
> project, but I suspect others might be. I certainly would be
> if I were an OL contributor.
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