OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Fri Jul 20 20:20:40 CEST 2007
Raphaël Jacquot wrote:
> Adam Krikstone wrote:
>>Make it simple and relate value to the consumer. Nothing really new.
>>Design a stable openmoko platform with a aGPS application that geocodes
>>a cached US map from an SD card. Show them what that can do for them in
>>a course of a day. Then tell them the GPS is free and will always be
>>free. You should have no problem selling units and you don't have to
>>explain openmoko. If people are still hesitant, show them the
>>application and formats supported that are available through the
>>community that would relate to their use.
> bleh, why limit this to the US when most of the map of the UK is
> available for free at openstreetmap.org ?
No, it's not.
A tiny fraction of the UK is available for free at openstreetmap.co.uk.
There are a few dozen highly mapped areas, but the rest is from sparse
My local city of 140K had one road.
My local town of 40K was entirely absent.
(I've since added)
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