[Talk-il] Waze?

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 7 21:55:16 BST 2009

Oh well, figured something like that. Guess we know what model is going to be sustainable!

Btw, looks like the Israel map has been growing rapidly. What's the current state of things? Possibly on track to finish soon? 

----- Original Message ----
From: Moshe Sayag <msayag at gmail.com>
To: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
Cc: talk-il at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 4:52:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Talk-il] Waze?

Waze is related to Ehud Shabtai (I think he's the CTO), who is the
owner/manager of freemap.co.il, and Waze is based on the geo-data that
was collected in freemap.
The problem is that the data is collected and contributed by the
public and the generated map is free, but not the row data behind it.
In short, the maps are "driver generated" but are not "shared" and
definitely not  "driver owned".

We had long discussions about it before, here and at the freemap
forum. Ehud refused to open the data so I refused to donate mine.

These 2 projects are running in parallel due to licenses mismatch, and
will stay so as long as freemap/maze is not really free.


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Waze is an Israeli company "building the world's first driver generated live maps and real-time
> "road intelligence" platform to enable drivers to share and consume
> real-time road intelligence".
> There collecting GPS traces from drivers, making maps. Wonder about the possibilities for cooperation with OpenStreetMap.
> Anyone interested in making an inquiry?
> http://www.waze.com/
> http://www.waze.co.il
> Best
> Mikel
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