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> it feels good to contribute.

I don't understand. Why does working for free for multi billion dollar corporation feel good?

Not the GP but I share the sentiment. I enjoy doing work that benefits others (in this case other map users), even if a third party stands to gain as well. I don't think of it as "working for": I understand the economics, but not all activities need be conceptualized as transactional.

Can't edit this so replying. If you want to feel good and like you are helping then work on a project with a free license like open street map.

i sort of agree... but on the other hand, at least they offer the "result" (Maps) for free. LinkedIn for example lets user pay to search for (some of) it's "users own" data! :(

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