[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#891325: Acknowledgement (xfce4-weather-plugin: search function violates provider's usage policy)

Sergio Gelato Sergio.Gelato at astro.su.se
Sat Feb 24 15:45:53 UTC 2018

The Nominatim Usage Policy at https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/nominatim/ reads in part:

"Apps must make sure that they can switch the service at our request at any time (in particular, switching should be possible without requiring a software update). If at all possible, set up a proxy and also enable caching of requests."

I think that argues for making the search URL configurable by the user at run time (especially when one also considers this other suggestion: "If your requirements are even larger you can install your own instance of Nominatim"). Maybe the User-Agent string could be made configurable as well (with a sensible default).

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