[OSM-talk] Maps and names
emil79 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 12:42:05 BST 2006
On 9/2/06, Etienne <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/2/06, Emil <emil79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm sure we'll get sued at some point by the ordnance survey anyway -
> > it's clearly an organisation run by very nasty individuals, who are
> > not going to be at all happy with a map that can compete with theirs,
> > and will probably be better.
> Ed Parsons is one of the people that runs Ordnance Survey. He has this to
> say about OpenStreetMap (http://www.edparsons.com/?p=240):
> "In the past I have made it clear that I am fully behind the efforts of
> Steve Coast and the OpenStreetMap movement to create copyright free mapping,
> the technology is here today and with some bright people and organisation it
> is completely practical to produce a national street database for Great
> The people that run Ordnance Survey are good guys. Part of their job is to
> protect the intellectual property that they are entrusted with by the
> government, but that doesn't make them bad people.
OK i'll withdraw my statement. It was merely an asumption based on
their company's aggressive actions.
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