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. 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?

@woodpeck do you have a raw version of the interview published anywhere?

You should leave twitter...; good article to read, thanks to share. The most important conclusion from the article: effective governance.

@woodpeck @rl Agreed. The term "digital gentrification" mentioned in the article made me think quite a lot, too.

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