[OSM-talk] FourSquare and OSM
stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 21:38:48 GMT 2012
Replying to a few messages at once here:
> On the other hand, this license change has been ongoing since before I
> joined the project and drawing it out even longer is going to be
> painful too...
IMHO, the pain is over and done with. The decision is made, and the
decliners have, by and large, moved on. So we're back into the state
of moving forward productively. Moving that deadline is not delaying
the inevitable, it's reducing the impact of the not-inevitable.
> At least there is steady improvement:
Excellent. Data. The slope of the graph looks fairly constant. It's
easy to see that the data won't be anything like ready in two weeks.
Maybe 20 weeks.
>I am sure they [foursquare], and others, did at least a trivial
>level of research before switching to OSM. If they, or any other tile users,
>are concerned about the licence change, there are several options open to
Yeah. I don't know how MapBox works exactly, but I emailed MapBox and
their response was they actually still haven't decided what to do
about the licence change, and are keeping their options open.
>There is one issue currently and that is that we have no way of reaching
>out to data consumers and keeping them informed
I was surprised that I couldn't find anything much about the April 1
cutover on osmfoundation.org. Certainly no recent announcements at
all. wiki.openstreetmap.org makes no mention of it at all, apart from
the banner link to osmfoundation.
So, updating the blog would be a good start.
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