[talk-ph] Lowering Barrier to Entry

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 22:51:44 BST 2012


Here are more direct links of the story from the giver and the
receiver of the grant money:

Receiver: http://mapbox.com/blog/knight-invests-openstreetmap/
Giver: http://www.knightfoundation.org/press-room/press-mention/openstreetmap-gets-first-major-funding-knight-news/

While this is the largest OSM-related donation/grant that I am aware
of, some people are a bit disgruntled because the story has been
confused by the news writers. Take note that OSM itself (the OSM
Foundation or the OSM community at-large) has not received this money.
The grant money has been awarded to MapBox, a company that uses OSM
data and provides mapping-related services based on OSM data. They
were given this grant to develop tools for OSM. But it is not
guaranteed that these tools they will be developing will be used by
the OSM community.


On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:
> 500k grant to help develop tools to make map editing easier for the masses.
>
>
> <http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Foundation-grants-575-000-for-new-OpenStreetMap-tools-1715448.html>
>
> Jim



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