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Is TomTom Really an Open Source Software Company?

Jul 31, 2009, 16:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis Byron)

[ Thanks to Hans Bezemer for this link. ]

"TomTom is a 20 year-old Dutch company that makes personal navigation devices. Its shares are traded on Euronext. To write this post I downloaded TomTom's latest prospectus from its website. To accomplish that I had to say I was a Brit, a crime apparently equivalent to formerly (maybe still true?) ripping the tag off a pillow that says "Do not remove this tag under penalty of law" in the United States. Despite the difficulty an American faces in downloading the prospectus, the document contains a stern warning about something or other to inhabitants of the State of New Hampshire (as in one of the 50 United States). I dunno?"

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