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

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 18:48:30 UTC 2018

Curiously enough those same organizations and governments then run
Java web apps on their servers. Java isn't a security risk, Java
applets running inside a browser are the problem. And that's blocked
by browsers nowadays.

I don't understand why this is relevant to the original discussion though...


2018-02-17 15:27 GMT-03:00 john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>:
> 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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