TomTom on Openmoko?
alessandro.iurlano at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 09:40:05 CET 2008
My area too is poorly mapped. But what I think is that once someone
start using a commercial program because they need it, they will never
get back to a free project if it is not yet able to deliver the same
My understanding is that the development of free projects is started
and driven by a need. If needs are fulfilled by another program, the
effort that is put in developing the free project lowers considerably.
I really look forward for an Openmoko application able to display and
let me update OSM (by gathering gps data or directly on the road).
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:21 AM, ramsesoriginal
<ramsesoriginal at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't do anything but quote Marco on this: If you look at the area
> where I live (South Tyrol, Italy), there are entire valleys missing. I
> am more then willing to upload data to OSM, bnut till the data is
> there, i have to navigate somehow..
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:44 PM, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)"
> <mail at 3v1n0.net> wrote:
> > Alessandro Iurlano wrote:
> > >> Anyway I accept the idea of using commercial apps/maps until there's
> > >> nothing of usable for free and freely, since generally such tools become
> > >> useful when we're traveling in unknown places, and so that we can't map
> > >> on OMS without the help of others!
> > >>
> > >
> > > If everyone thinks this way, there will never be an usable OSM.
> > What's wrong? I've said that I will help OSM to grow doing my part in
> > mapping the areas I know and where I'll go, but if I'll need to travel
> > where I've no maps, why couldn't I use a commercial map I've bought
> > (running on free software)?
> > OSM won't grow if people will definitely use commercial maps, not if
> > they use them as a temporary tool!
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