[OSM-talk-ie] open street map - what's in it for you?
pcasey at compuserve.com
Fri May 1 18:01:22 BST 2009
That question, explicit or implied, often comes up. There are at least two
possibilities. The questioner might be suspicious of your motives ("Is this
guy a spy sent from a marketing survey company to case my area so as to
target shotgun mailings..."). Alternatively, she/he may be simply unable to
comprehend that someone else could be doing something for motives other than
material or pecuniary self-interest.
My usual response is that my psychoanalyst says that it is an archetypal
behaviour resulting from hyperrational repression of the early anal phase
which has resulted in erotic and neurotic attachment to geoscopophilia and
ordering of information coupled to primordial passivisation of polymorphism.
And that my psychoanalyst and I are working on it.
That usually satisfies the questioner.
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[mailto:talk-ie-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Ken Guest
Sent: 01 May 2009 16:32
To: Discussion of Open Streetmap in Ireland; talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [OSM-talk-ie] open street map - what's in it for you?
A few days ago I drove into a new housing estate to add it to the map of the
After explaining to a concerned resident what I was at (free-as-in-freedom
maps, no trap roads, accuracy etc) , I was asked a rather
"yes but, what's in it for you?"
Has anyone else been asked similar questions, and what was your response?
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