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Re(2): wrong-headed replacement of proprietary apps

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.214.73.63] on August 16, 2008 01:18 PM
> If they're using the same data, why is it that Google was able to come up with Google Earth,
> but no one in the open source movement did?

google hearth was released in mid 2006 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_earth)

There are some free software program developed before google earth, for example Xplanet (version 0.95a has been released on 2003-03-07), Earth3d (versione 1.0.1 has been released on 2004-08-06), ...

So at least 3 years before Google hearth there are free software program that do the same job.

here you can find some similar free software programs:
http://linguistico.sf.net/wiki/doku.php?id=software_libero:educazione#spazio_terra

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