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OpenStreetMap: the Next Truly Indispensable Open Project

ComputerWorldUK - Last year, I described OpenStreetMap (OSM) as the "open source of maps". On the occasion of the project's tenth anniversary, I'd like to explore this important example of open collaboration in a little more detail, and explain why I think it is destined to become the next absolutely key open project.

First, some history. To celebrate OSM's anniversary, TechCrunch has an excellent interview with the project's founder, Steve Coast. Here's how things began: