2. WFW is ported to other languages.
3. In 2019, w3w legally goes after WFW for trademark and copyright infringement.
4. WFW is effectively pulled offline.
@miklo I've seen whatfreewords-go and whatfreewords-py shared also. The only one I haven't seen come across my radar, that missing from the original project, is whatfreewords-rust.
@atoponce 1-yr ago, on the page whatfreewords.net (i've saved from) there was not rust code. Only JS,python, go
@atoponce w3w is probably largest legal scam in gis industry. They even sold this proprietary "system" to Mongolia goverment to be official national address scheme ! BTW , for those interested i'm still keeping WFW opensource code.
@atoponce That’s about what happened to me on get hub with the Lazarus graphics unit. And I thought back and said fuck you it’s my Code.. check the date of the upload...nope..acct banned.
@ceruleansounds There are plenty of things worth researching, but given that I'm in graduate school right now, I don't know how much time I want to devote to it:
* Compound words
* Offensive phrasing
* English to non-English translation errors
In addition, it wouldn't be that difficult to build a deterministic alternate that can be calculated using traditional orienteering methods you learned in scouting.
I guess we'll see.
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