#unpopular_opinion: lots of free-data projects like OpenStreetMap spend way too much time worrying about low-level APIs (map editing only! to the death!) and not nearly enough about the features that bring in users (e.g., saving 'favorite' locations). End result: the community is all downstream developments using the data without supporting the core project.
@n8 hot take: this is good
@n8 You're basically right about "saving locations", that's something OSM isn't great at, even the third party tools. There is resistance to becoming a massive org that gobbles everything...
@n8 Would you say that Maps.me and OSMAnd are good examples, or am I misunderstanding? Maps.me incorporates location ratings (similar to Yelp I think), and both of them allow users to save locations
@n8 It's like you would say that lwIP is broken because it doesn't allow send messages between users. OSM is, from my point of view, library.
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