[OSM-legal-talk] What happens on April 1?
frederik at remote.org
Wed Mar 7 23:11:14 GMT 2012
On 03/07/2012 10:52 PM, Steve Bennett wrote:
> To elaborate on "the Foursquare" argument: I'm suggesting that this is
> a major test case of OSM data in "prime time".
Personally, Foursquare means very little to me; I haven't ever used
them, don't have an account, none of my friends use it and I have never
heard any discussion about Foursquare in the German OSM community.
Foursquare may be "prime time" for other people but for me it is very
much irrelevant. I perceived the Foursquare switch as minor news.
For me, those that adopted OSM much earlier were much more significant.
When the German highest court put a static map of OSM on their "how to
reach us" page, or when the White House started using OSM maps, that was
big news - and it was at a time when Google was still free of charge,
and when our map quality was much less than it will be after the license
So forgive me if I cannot see any "test case" in the Foursquare issue,
and I would be surprised if anyone else did! Plus, as I and others have
said, they're grown-ups and they must have been aware of the looming change.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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