[OSM-talk] Why the BSD vs GPL debate is irrelevant to OSM
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 13:13:12 GMT 2009
2009/12/14 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:37 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> What is being lost though?
>> When Google sucks up data what's being lost is supporting the greater
>> good, Google just sucks up all the data they can for their own good.
> To be fair to google, I've had a lot of fun with google maps (before I
> discovered OSM :)) They do good for others too - they just do it
> accidentally on the way to making money.
I don't have a problem with providing services people want, but at
some point they control far more data than equitable and use that
position to extend their position that others have no hope of getting
the same or similar deal to compete on equal footing, aka level
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