[OSM-talk] Illegal activity

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 15:56:51 GMT 2009


2009/10/30 Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de>:
> The talk with Leslie was pretty clear; state a well founded business case
> why OSM exchange would be good for Google and there is an opening. Google
> seems to be about talking the truth externally but usually not more than
> you already know. (Which is probably very good for a company that is under
> the influence of the stock exchange)

It depends what they see as the business case, they could be utilising
an existing resource that is freely available, or they can spend money
doing the same thing again so it can't be used by competition.

Their business has largely been based on free and open source
software, linux etc, you'd think they'd be a little bit more open to
collaboration with existing community groups than trying to divide
resources for their own financial short term gains.




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