[Osmf-talk] Good Job!

Floris Looijesteijn osm at floris.nu
Fri Mar 9 09:00:39 UTC 2012


I agree with you 100%! Exactly my feelings as well.

Although I wonder what would have happened if Jonathan Bennett didn't post
as quickly as he did.

Greetings,
Floris Looijesteijn

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>   I just wanted to say that I am positively surprised by the latest post on
> blog.osmfoundation.org regarding Apple's use of our data.
>
> Reading the echoes of this in the blogosphere, OSM(F) is almost universally
> praised for its reaction. Communications professionals say it was a
> masterful stroke to say "Welcome, Apple" instead of, e.g., "Thieving
> bastards steal OSM data". And even those who are not in the business of
> manipulating opinion and who don't see a clever plan behind every
> communication say that our reaction was cool.
>
> I'm very happy that it has turned out this way, and I would hope that we
> could aim for this kind of non-confrontational communication in the future
> as well.
>
> For a while - remembering the recent anti-Google outbursts - I had feared
> that OSMF would perhaps go all confrontational and post something indignant
> about "considering our legal options" and stuff.
>
> Of course this doesn't mean that we should let anyone get away without
> proper attribution but the post found just the right words to express that
> in a non-threatening but still nagging way: "It’s also missing the necessary
> credit to OpenStreetMap’s contributors; we look forward to working with
> Apple to get that on there."
>
> Clearly lessons have been learned here. Good job!
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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