[Osmf-talk] Financing the OSMF

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Aug 28 05:49:56 UTC 2013


On the home page in an editing mode there is a logo "Bing" in bold letters.

The task of mapping the world is enormous. No company can afford a
million of enthusiastic map editors. It seems a mode of productive
cooperation was found in this case without "selling itself out".

I was impressed at "SOTM US 2013" by the report of Ollie Guinan from

This startup company produces quality HD satellite imaging with
innovative satellites. He said that the company would be eager to
cooperate with the OSM in a beneficial for both sides way. He asked for
ideas and suggestions.


On 27.08.2013 23:52, Gregory Marler wrote:
> ...
> There's a lot of thoughts being made comparing to international events
> (marthons and paragliding). I appreciate people using their experience
> of such capacities, but the discussion is about income that is NOT
> reliant on events(donation drives and conferences). As such, it's not a
> great comparison.
> There are a lot of people that get upset if OpenStreetMap sells itself
> out. I think that's the majority, and personally think it's an important
> thing to remember. Renaming an event or adverts on the homepage are
> unlikely to be acceptable.
> Gregory Marler

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