On Mar 24, 2009, at 11:06 PM, David S. Lynn wrote:
> I went to the cloudmade website and it said the meeting is at
> TechSuperPowers (I've been there quite few times) but on
> SATURDAY. Your e-mail (below) says Sunday.
It's both days. Dunno why the website doesn't list both days. I'll
have words with them.
> what you're doing
> that could enlighten me on Mapping and Libertarian stuff.
Well, I see it like this: you could whine about our dismal electoral
results (and in spite of being the best third party, they ARE dismal),
you could take steps to replace proprietary monopoly solutions with
competitive free-market solutions. A lot of the reason why people say
"oh, you libertarians, you're so unrealistic" is because they don't
see free markets working. Well, we can do that -- and without needing
to win elections.
OpenStreetMap is a way of bringing down a dupoly (Navteq, owned by
Nokia, and Teleatlas, owned by TomTom) and replacing it with many
smaller companies competing to provide services over a public data set
maintained by individuals with a love of maps.
> On Mar 24, 2009, at 7:32 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
>> Hi. I'm a libertarian from Northern New York. It's my job to help
>> teach people about freedom and mapping: specifically about http://openstreet...
>> . To that end, I'm holding an OpenStreetMap mapping party in
>> Boston this weekend. I'd LOVE to explain to you why OpenStreetMap
>> enhances free markets.
>> If you come on Sunday, we're likely to have more time to talk
Russ Nelson - http://community.... - http://wiki.opens...
[address removed] - Twitter: Russ_OSM - http://openstreet...