[Osmf-talk] Organised editing activity request by commercial company - Talk-Africa - TomTom

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 17:53:13 UTC 2021

sent from a phone

> On 15 Feb 2021, at 17:59, Kathleen Lu via osmf-talk <osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> TomTom appears to be doing exactly what
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Organised_Editing_Guidelines asks
> of it.
> While it would not be unreasonable to ask them about the provenance of
> their data, TomTom is certainly capable of entering their own data
> from their own proprietary database into OSM. They don't need a
> license agreement *with themselves*.

agreed, still it raises some suspicion, as they could be seen as competitors? Would we see mapping errors they commit with the same benevolence we do for newbie hobbyist mappers? If it is confirmed I think this should be discussed more thoroughly...

Cheers Martin 

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