[OSM-dev] Cloudmade routing for OSM rails_port site.

Tal tal.bav at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 22:05:08 BST 2009

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:53 PM, Dermot McNally <dermotm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/4/29 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
>> But isn't this angle one where the open/closed distinction gains weight
>> again? Currently, you can (and I've done this a number of times) tell
>> potential OSM users: "Everything on openstreetmap.org is free software and
>> free data - you can build the exact same site for yourself with all its
>> functionality from our database and our svn" *). With non-free routing or
>> geocoding services that would stop.
> Actually yes, I think I overstated my lack of caring where the routing
> comes from - let me restate my priorities thus:
> 1. That we should have at least one routing engine to show that our
> data will support that.
> 2. That we should have a selection of routing tools to demonstrate
> that the data are engine-agnostic.
> 3. That a good proportion of the engines we show off be sufficiently
> open to allow users to play with them or deploy them for their own
> needs.
> 4. That our "headline" routing engine be open.
> That is, whereas I have a preference for an open solution, so that
> people get used to the idea that such problems can be solved using
> open software, I personally wouldn't insist on it if (as I believe) we
> are selling ourselves short without any on-site visibility of routing
> tools.

I totally agree.
+1 From me.

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