[OSM-talk] "The Future of Free and Open-Source Maps" Slashdot.org , Saturday February 17, 2018

Mike N niceman at att.net
Sat Feb 17 18:15:09 UTC 2018

On 2/17/2018 11:01 AM, James wrote:
> except it wouldnt be multiplatform and only run on windows 🤢🤮. Java is 
> a better alternative as it's a popular language and is multiplatform. 
> C/c++ is a bit more complicated and not everyone can contribute.

That's no longer true - .Net is open source and generates multiplatform 
code and the C# language has an open source reference.

  That being said, Java is quite suitable for JOSM, and the security 
issues would rarely if ever surface in JOSM.  The big question is how 
well does JOSM serve as an OSM editor?   Quite well by a number of 

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