Re: GWeather suckage
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie>
- Cc: Kevin Vandersloot <kfv101 psu edu>, GNOME Desktop List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>, board-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GWeather suckage
- Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 19:47:31 +1000
<quote who="Mark McLoughlin">
> * Traditionally gnome.org has supplied software not services. Do we
> want to move into the services arena ?
We kind of do already, but not 'web services'. We offer downloads, CVS,
mail, yada yada. :-)
> * If we do weather, surely we want to do stock quotes, news etc.
I've always wanted to do themes. webdav straight through the themes control
panel. That would be pretty sweet.
> * Do we want to restrict the use of this service to GNOME software - I
> don't even know how we'd do this ...
It's a good excuse to hack on violent 3d network games as a "learning tool",
> * Who pays for the bandwidth ?
Red Hat, for everything except ftp.gnome.org, at the moment. However, I
would like to see our services better distributed. I'm not comfortable with
a single point of failure here, when there are so many options for hosting
(universities, etc). That is totally IMHO though.
> Luckily, we have a board of directors who love resolving these sorts of
> tricky dilemmas :-)
Oh, man... :-)
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