Lately I found out that Google lauched Google Map Maker. Predictably, this will encourage people to build up map collaboratively. This makes me feel uneasy, because the maps will be “derived work” of google map, meaning owned by Google. From here I get Steve’s commentsebagai berikut
Things like this make me tend to collaborate with OpenStreetMap rather than Google, even though it’s aerial imagery has lesser detail resolution (for Indonesia, at least).
Sure, I believe that it’s better for us all if Google has willingness to help openstreetmap and doesn’t claim exclusive ownership to the maps.