Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:25 UTC
Apple "Yesterday Apple launched iPhoto, its photo management app, for the iPad and iPhone... And we're rather pleased to find they're the latest to switch to OpenStreetMap. [...] The OSM data that Apple is using is rather old (start of April 2010) so don't expect to see your latest and greatest updates on there. It's also missing the necessary credit to OpenStreetMap's contributors; we look forward to working with Apple to get that on there." Pretty ironic coming from a company suing the living daylights out of everyone over rounded corners and bouncy-scroll effects, but alas, I'm sure there's some construed justification coming up from the usual suspects.
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It's not ironic
by phoudoin on Thu 8th Mar 2012 18:13 UTC
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

If it's true, it's not ironic, it's hypocrite.

Nothing new, indeed, but having proof that IP, licence and legal issues are seen as highly deserving respect (and profit advantage) only when from their side, while on the other side they do as all others does : they too "steal", reuse, and/or try to take profit, sorry, credit when it's not due.

Business as usual, aka twisted and unfair wrapped in a glossy moralistic gifty packaging.

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RE: It's not ironic
by shmerl on Thu 8th Mar 2012 19:09 in reply to "It's not ironic"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I.e. Apple's indecent "business as usual".

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