The code will continue to flourish through collaboration, community and shared resources, making it the smarter investment for government.
Through group ownership and shared resources, we can guarantee that this virtuous cycle perpetuates, even after the demise of its founding sponsor, or any individual contributor.
By building everything in the open we can build for real permanence, not just the short-lived permanence of a hot brand in this turbulent space.
Every contribution is published under a permissive license. This ensures that all stakeholders can continue working together without the worry of restrictions stifling innovation.
Geocode Earth works closely with open data providers such as OpenStreetMap, OpenAddresses and WhosOnFirst who share our passion for open access to location data.
The opposite of “open source” is “proprietary”, not “commercial”.
Open source licensing does not foreclose all commercial ventures, it only forecloses those predicated on restricting access to the source code.
As distributors of Pelias, we are proud of its continued adoption by developers, businesses, local governments and commercial enterprises around the world.
I’d like to take this opportunity to firstly, thank each and every person who has participated in the continued development of the Pelias project, and welcome everyone, with open arms, to contribute to this virtuous cycle through collaboration and shared ownership.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.