On Tue 01 Jul 2008, Dominic Hargreaves <dom(a)earth.li> wrote:
[...] essentially the point was made that there is
still a nasty fork
between RGL and london.openguides.org
[...] I therefore decided it
was best to get the latter back up as soon as possible, if nothing
else so the content could be taken from there and put on RGL.
There seems to be a bit of a misconception here, which is bothering
me. RGL was never intended as a fork of - or a replacement for - the
Open Guide to London.
It's simply a website run by me and Bob, for the pleasure and
convenience of us and our friends, which happens to run on the
OpenGuides software. It's not any kind of democracy, and I would be
quite unhappy if anyone attempted to turn it into The Official London
Open Guide Wot Anyone Can Have A Say In.
I mention this not out of pettiness, but because I think it's
important for the OpenGuides project that the OpenGuides team aren't
seen as asserting any rights or expectations over the content or
ownership of the things people choose to do with our software.
Re adding OGL content to RGL - can I ask that nobody decide to be
"helpful" and start doing this, please. RGL is a separate thing to
OGL and is run and structured in a very different way.
If OGL would like to use RGL data, this is of course fine, as it's
available under Creative Commons. There's no need to screenscrape;
we have a database dump (updated nightly) at:
Scripts and addons (some of which are London-specific and so unlikely
to ever go in core) are at: