[OSM-talk] advertising

graham graham at theseamans.net
Fri Jul 6 14:13:29 BST 2007


Steve Coast wrote:
> On 6 Jul 2007, at 13:36, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Sure. If an unhappy user then wants to add information about the
>> unfriendly clerk... another useful idea... but something that BP will
>> probably not want to pay for. So it has to be made clear: Dear BP,
>> yes we'd like to have your stations in our data base, but you must
>> understand taht this is a Wiki map, and all your competitors have the
>> same options, and if you give us the data, you lose control of it. It
>> is not in the hands of your marketing people any more. Agree with
>> that, or go away.
> 
> And that kind of attitude, in a nutshell, is why I shield discussions  
> with potential partners from people like you. 'Dear AND, give us all  
> your data on our terms or go away' is not the way to discuss things.
> 

Isn't this a purely practical issue? Unless the wiki aspect of the 
project is removed, people will always lose control of 'their' data once 
merged. So you can say it without being confrontational, but the fact 
remains that's how it is.

Or have I misunderstood?

Graham




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