[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike

NopMap ekkehart at gmx.de
Tue Mar 18 07:09:15 UTC 2014


No idea what Oliver talked about either, but I work in the automotive
industry myself.

I can tell you that some of the major players have looked at using OSM data
several times. They decided against it primarily because of the lack of a
binding tagging scheme and the basic unreliability of the content. If you
build an expensive in-car system you need to make guarantees. The amount of
work for verifying, completing and bugfixing OSM data is prohibitive.
And even if you are willing to contribute all of it to OSM, you could not.
If you standardize ambiguous tagging this would be rejected by everybody
opposing a binding tagging scheme all this years in the first place. And
even if it was successful, by the time you need data for your next map
update, there will be many changes and broken stuff again so you have to
start over with your verification.

But the licence issue was barely touched in those considerations.

bye, Nop

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