[OSM-talk] [Talk-GB] Not-properly-Open-but-called-Open
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Mon Jan 4 04:27:49 GMT 2010
On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now, a comment from Anthony:
>> The motivation should be simple. Open up the stylesheet, and you get to
>> be in the main map. Don't open up the stylesheet, and you don't get to be
>> in the main map. No demands, no guilt, just a simple choice.
> Andy explained pretty convincingly that "being in the main map" is a big
> financial burden, not some feather in his cap. I think you're barking up the
> wrong tree here.
How so? If it's such a big financial burden, and isn't providing any
benefit to whoever is incurring the financial burden, then that's even more
the reason to take it off the main map.
Probably where a lot of people, myself included, are coming from, is that we
> *like* OpenCycleMap, we just want to be able to contribute to it, as well.
So start your own project. Andy has every right to do what he wants with
his, and he's "explained pretty convincingly" that he doesn't want others
coming in and screwing up his work.
As I said before, I don't have a problem with that. I completely respect
that decision. In fact, I might very well do the same thing if I found
myself in the same position. But if that's Andy's decision, then keeping
OCM in the main map is just keeping around an unnecessary crutch. It's time
to put away the crutch.
If OCM isn't going to be open, then it shouldn't be in the main map.
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