[MG] Geomap for crossforum theatre

conseo 4consensus at web.de
Tue Jan 4 14:32:56 EST 2011


 On Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:10:40 -0500, Michael Allan wrote:
> You maybe missed it, but the user can change the map provider.  See
> the (+) control at top right.  I was thinking of your objections to
> Google when I coded this. ;-)

 Yep, Thomas pointed it out to me. I didn't get it the first time
 actually, so thanks for pointing out.

>
> Should we make one of the OSM maps the default?  Or some other?

 As long as we really don't need anything in a commercial web service, 
 we
 should stick to the free alternative imo. We might not only have 
 problems
 with Google surveillance or other uncontrolled javascript behaviour
 running inside of our application but also legal issues, because we
 need a much tighter scope of allowed actions than with a free licence,
 which allows us any use with it and keeps us focused on the app.

 Imo we should not include propietary javascript without an explicit
 opt-in from the user to avoid privacy leaks. Maybe if we cannot come
 up with advantages for commercial services for now, we could put that
 back?

 Cheers,
 conseo



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