- Apr 19, 2008
But the way you quickly make a claim like this is the reason for this discussion, is it not?Map protection CAN stop something. Something is better then nothing. Breaking news.
I am now really curious to review when I have some time what was the original point of this thread. Because we seem to be jumping between two topics as though they were the same. And I would argue the following are not the same -- are we debating:
1.) Whether to allow technology discussions regarding how to modify a map file (as a technology, removed from some map specific politics)
2.) Whether to dishonor ownership rights of a map/model author years later and override their copyright/IP claims to their work and declare it as public domain
In my opinion these two are broad and different topics. It seems like I am seeing myself reading people offended because I am in favor of #1, whereas they think I am saying I am in favor of #2, which is not what I meant to say. I would have to think a lot harder if I was going to vote in a poll for example about whether I support #2, since it is an important topic. But #1 in my opinion is separate. More separate than some people think it is.
And that gets back to the original claim being made -- "map protection can stop something." Can having a common understanding of honoring the rights of authorship stop something? What if you trust others instead of focusing on limited scope technological file corruption/ damage?