Dec 2015 Archive

An Open Letter to Mapzen's CEO

Hey Randy,

While I agree with the sentiment of what you've written to the new owners of HERE, I can't help feeling there's a distinctly anti-OSM vibe from this piece. It seems like you're suggesting that HERE's data might be opened up to external contribution ("It would certainly reduce your ongoing data collection costs") as a competitor to OSM, which would only serve to fracture the open data community.