sokolgeo wrote:The point is what openstreetmap.org would live or die with commitment to the community to remain free and open.
Waze might go as much commercial as they want at any moment - no real commitment tothe user to remain free at all.
Ok, good. I've purchased some other navigation program for $35 for my iPhone. It has very accurate and complete map of my region, real time traffic and several tens of thousand of users in my city who feed the realtime traffic data back to server. It just covers the city and just works here and now.
So see you guys in few years time and good luck to those of you who will spend his time drawing waze maps on such a licensing terms!
Unless there are other points someone sees worth mentioning (welcome!) - good bye and thank you for discussion!
zzyzxuk wrote:I'm one of those guys who's spent hundreds of hours building maps, for free.
1.) I like maps.
2.) I like looking at something at saying, "hey, I helped make that."
3.) I believe in crowdsourcing as a concept, and think it's the way forward.
4.) as a citizen of the world is to help usher in that future just a little sooner - as Clinton said in his first inaugural address, "to force the Spring."
That's why I'm willing to do it... I think that Waze is the future. I'm just helping to accelerate it's arrival a little.
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