Ian Stirling OpenMoko at
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 ?

No, it's not.
A tiny fraction of the UK is available for free at
There are a few dozen highly mapped areas, but the rest is from sparse 
to damn-near-nonexistant.
My local city of 140K had one road.
My local town of 40K was entirely absent.
(I've since added)

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