What3words legally threatening a researcher. Thread👇
Their demands are:
1. Delete all copy of "What Free Words" software.
2. Reveal the identities of those I shared it with.
3. Agree I will not make further copies or distribute it.
4.Delete any Tweets that make references to "What Free Words".
I have until May 7, 2021 to comply.
@onepict I'd like to thank them for making the Swatch Beats of locations: unusable without permission and completely irrelevant now that they've gone and sued folks over it.
They have always been full of it. Puff pieces and threatening people. It's about time they had proper scrutiny, especially as they are being used by emergency services. I hope folks spread Aaron's story far. What3words deserves a fuck ton of scrutiny.
@onepict I abandoned W3W when they started ramping up their legal cases. Open Location Coffee did most of what I wanted, had multiple free implementations, and had a client good enough I can tell my partner where to find me in a strange town.
Sad though, they had potential if they do this.
What I meant to say was Open Location Code.
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