Re: GWeather suckage

On Mon, 2003-07-21 at 02:10, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> 	* Who pays for the bandwidth ?
> 	* We would need to ensure we were rock solid legally before opening it
> up - we couldn't just write a script to parse and hope they
> don't notice.
> 	* If we did set it up, how long would we be talking about supporting it
> for ... 5 years ?
> 	* Before some GNOME distributors could ship the software which used the
> service, they may require some guarantees around availability and long
> term support. Would be be prepared to give such guarantees ?

Perhaps some of the traditional 'weather providers' would embrace this
opportunity.  I'm not sure of all the details here, but if there is a
standard XML interface for weather, let's ask someone like
if they'd support it.  If it currently doesn't have it, I think perhaps
including an icon of where your getting the weather info. from and
perhaps an option for 'More Weather' that would go to their website
would be nice.  That could be the GNOME default, and then individual
distributors (Sun, Ximian, etc) could get their own info and point their
clients to that.  I think that anything that would get more people
clicking on their website would be good for them.

I don't know if there is a good international default though...


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