[OSM-talk] Truth about media hype in Microsoft lending big support and big dollars to OSM ?
mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 4 21:27:26 BST 2012
I think we've squeezed just about enough conspiracy theories out of this thread. Let's end it.
* Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> From: ThomasB <toba0211 at yahoo.de>
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>Sent: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 4:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Truth about media hype in Microsoft lending big support and big dollars to OSM ?
>Richard Weait wrote
>> No donor to OSM gets special terms or access to the data.
>> You and I donate data :: we get OSM data under the OSM License
>> RichardF donates code :: he gets OSM data under the OSM License
>> Yahoo! donated imagery for years :: they get OSM data under the OSM
>> MapQuest actual big money :: they get OSM data under the OSM License
>> USGS donated PD data :: they get OSM data under the OSM License
>> Bing is now donating aerial imagery :: they get OSM data under the OSM
>> It's all the same.
>No, that's not true.They are violating our license and noone really cares.
>It is known to OSM since January and MS admitted it.
>RichardF wrote that there was no contact to MS .......although they violate
>The issue was adressed in German media at a press conference with the
>Federal Government and it became public.
>So they are not the same as anyone else. Other companies have been added
>faster to the Hall of Shame of the License Working Group
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