[Talk-GB] Open data (Was: Parliamentary debate mentions OSM)

Paul Sladen osm at paul.sladen.org
Tue Mar 29 09:27:50 UTC 2016


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On Tue, 29 Mar 2016, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> P.P.S. By which I'm asking: do you think that (unless we get loads of new
> mappers) more availability of open data possess a threat to OSM in the UK

A decade ago a person called Steve needed a map and couldn't get oneā€¦

We are here to assemble and curate data for now and the future, not to
chastise others following that lead and doing the same.

	-Paul

ie. There is no 'threat' from having legitimately-usable open data: it
is the very premise upon OpenStreetMap was founded.





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