[OSM-dev] Google Map Maker
dave at earth.li
Tue Jun 24 10:25:06 BST 2008
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 09:40:45AM +0100, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
> The problem is that Google haven't come and spoken to OSMF at all. There has
> been complete silence on this. I only see the shark swimming in circles
> here, it wants the meat and it's going to use all its power to get it. If it
> had any interest in collaborating with OSM and its community there would
> have been a dialogue. There has been none.
This isn't helped by the licence (yes, that old chestnut), and posts
don't show us as being willing to work with anyone else on this matter.
"We"'ve made it pretty clear in the past that we're not going to allow
google to use our mapping data unless they give everyone all of theirs. Making
their own solution is a good idea, it injects competition into the
market, you can now choose how you want your data locked up, in our
licence that doesn't allow companies to use it, or google's which only
allows them to use it.
I'm sure we'll get some good inspiration from how they implement the
editors and any API, and this will filter down to improve our tools.
Oz: So, do you steal weapons from the Army often?
Willow: Well, we don't get cable, so we have to make our own fun.
-- "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"
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