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

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 18:27:08 UTC 2018

The JAVA issue comes up as many use work machines and since JAVA has been
identified by the US government as a security risk some time ago many
organisations do not permit it's installation on their equipment.

Which means in simple terms you can't use the building_tool plugin when
mapping buildings and with new mappers that hurts data quality.

Cheerio John

On 17 Feb 2018 1:18 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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