I've never heard a more honest talk about the challenges associated with a successful open-source project along with an exploration of ideas for dealing with them. I recommend this talk to anyone who is thinking about starting an open-source project:
I'm going to be launching an open-source name-variant database at RootsTech next week, along with an open-source place matcher that includes historical places, and an open-source GEDCOM parser for genealogy. The last few months have been busy :-)
I see what you're saying. That does seem like a good idea. I bet if you went to #findagrave they'd be open to giving you access to their data through the front door; you wouldn't even have to scrape it.
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My eldest son is getting married tomorrow. I can't believe I'm old enough to have a son get married already. We're all flying out to Salt Lake City for the wedding. The reception is on June 2 in New Brighton, MN. Here's a website with some stories and pictures: http://weddingwire.com/spenceralex