[OSM-talk] Fwd: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Mon Feb 8 09:02:25 GMT 2010


On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, SteveC wrote:
> > I realize most people have fallen asleep on this thread, but did anyone 
> > get a detailed report on why OSM was rejected?
> 
> It's like Encyclopedia Britannica looking to move to Wikipedia in 2004 or
>  something, printing out a lot of books and getting experts to evaluate
>  empty and broken articles.
> 
> What do you expect?
> 
> Of course it's not perfect, but it is very, very good and it's getting
>  better all the time. Exponentially. And if you find a problem you can have
>  the freedom to fix it, together with the freedom to moan about it.
> 

There is also the second point of view about the failure of the Nav4All - that 
it relates to their business model, and no map data provider can fix their 
problem.







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