Today osinga.com has released its first series of free city guides for palmtop computers. Amsterdam, Paris, Florence and Istanbul are the first four destinations to be served. Although there are other Palmtop travel guides, these have the advantage of being absolutely free.
"It is a question of weeks before we will launch our second series. These will be country / region guides for Tasmania, Morocco and Alaska."
Douwe Osinga CEO.
osinga.com can keep up a high rate of production thanks to an open source system to gather information. On the website visitors can add their own comments and ideas, directly into the texts of the web site, making it the first open source travel guide of its kind.
"We believe that open source content is the future. For travel guides it is the only way to go."
Douwe Osinga, CEO.
At present osinga.com has about 250 editors - most of them in situ - who rate comments posted by visitors and who write editorial texts for their regions. The ambitious goal of the project is to cover the whole world before summer 2000. There are still quite a few blanks now, but with a growth like in the last six months osinga.com will soon have a better coverage than any other online source of travel information.
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