[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey response

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 17:28:57 GMT 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 4:21 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> I think you have the wrong vision that you'll be competing with free maps, just the same as the big guys are terrified of competing with a free OSM. The value just moves to more interesting things up the stack.

Except you can't. This isn't the OS releasing data plus an example end
product built from that data, since (unless someone wants to correct
me) the data needed to recreate Landranger maps isn't the data that's
being released.

> You also ignore the potential it has to enlarge the market, and thus bring in more paying consumers.
> Have you guys read "Free" by Chris Anderson yet?

I have, but I must have missed the chapter that says the government
should provide free consumer goods in order to stamp out innovation
and competition. Can you point me to it?


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