A journalist emailed me months ago asking if they could ask me some questions about corporate influence in OSM. I said sure, had a nice chat with them. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-19/openstreetmap-charts-a-controversial-new-direction is the resulting article that came out today. I think it is a factual and balanced article overall and I struggle to understand why people throw disparaging remarks at me on Twitter. I'm quoted saying that corporate mappers don't map for the same reasons as the rest of us - that's obvious right? They get paid, we don't?
http://osm.gryph.de/2019/12/the-diversity-dilemma/ in which I explain how paying people to contribute to OSM deprives them of the real OSM and gives them a low-grade fake instead.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/26/leo-varadkar-laughs-off-johnson-plan-to-make-eu-pay-for-interesting-bridge perhaps we can get Mexico to pay for it.
En 2019 les gens sont tellement cons qu'ils s'offusquent de voir des étoiles défiler avec le petit easter egg de JOSM à Noël. Alors que les gens de 2018 aimaient bien. Mais où va-t-on sérieusement ? https://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/18431 #nofunallowed (translation: JOSM users are complaining about falling stars...)
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