Carl Lewis
5 points


  • A once great SaaS product now ripping developers/consumers off

    February 24, 2019 12:52

    Carto (formerly CartoDB) had strong open-source roots, and an early and active community of open-source contributors, which it nicely balanced with its business model. But about two years ago the company rebranded and essentially abandoned its open-source origins, disallowing API access, preventing map exports in non-proprietary formats, and not providing backward compatibility.

    If you're a developer, stay away from CARTO.

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