what3words support in OpenStreetMap

Robert Sugar robert.sugar at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Nov 14 18:00:00 UTC 2013


Thanks Jonathan. Just out of curiosity: do you think it would make any difference if the algorithm source would be freely available under a permissive license?

cheers, Robert

On 13 Nov 2013, at 11:02, Jonathan Bennett wrote:

> On 12/11/2013 12:20, Robert Sugar wrote:
>> Forwarding this from a personal conversation with Tom, who suggested to
>> bounce this to the list to see how the other devs feel about it.
>> Original mail (please read this first) with Tom's response to follow:
> 
> I would like to see what3words #switch2osm before we even consider supporting a proprietary system.
> 
> Even then, given that "Some processes involved in the operation of our site and the App are protected by pending UK Patent Application Number GB1307148.5." I think this is never going to be acceptable to a large part of the OSM community.
> 
> J.
> 
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