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

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 18:25:15 UTC 2018

You would need to install mono to run it and not everyone has mono or wants
it installed(thats the problem with Virtual Machine languages). We would
also have to rename it to Cosm. Doesn't have a nice ring to it ;).

On Feb 17, 2018 1:19 PM, "Mike N" <niceman at att.net> wrote:

> 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 indicators.
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