OpenStreetMap Reports Data Vandalism From Google-Owned IPs

Slashdot ran discussion last week named OpenStreetMap Reports Data Vandalism From Google-Owned IPs.

Their summary: "Following reports of misconduct by Google employees in Kenya and India, It has been found that Google IP addresses have been responsible for deliberate vandalism of OpenStreetMap data. While it is unlikely that this was a deliberate or coordinated attack by Google HQ on the competition, multiple such reports does raise the question of whether or not Google has become too big to effectively enforce its 'Don't be evil' philosophy across its massive organization."

While I haven't read as much as I'd like yet about this issue, the following Register article informs us that Google kicked out two contractors that would be to blame.