EV Route Planner – Now Open Source

I have sat on the fence long enough with the route planner. My original intention was to develop the planner to incorporate all the functions needed for an effective route planner for electric cars.  I published the site (see: http://www.evzone.org.uk/planner/ )and made available a prototype version that included probably about 50% of what I thought it really needed in the hope that I would get feedback and then develop it further.

I didn’t want it lost to the EV community so I have published it as-is in the hope that others may continue the task.

This hasn’t happened. For various reasons (which I won’t go into right now but read the rest of this blog and you may realise why) I haven’t found time. My code was a prototype and the code was not “production” quality (I always write quick, sometimes scrappy, code and tidy up later) but I didn’t want it lost to the EV community so I have published it as-is in the hope that others may continue the task. So I have now published the code as-is under the GNU GPLv3 license. Basically it is an Open Source license allowing anyone to do anything providing any derivative work is also published under a similar license. See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/quick-guide-gplv3.en.html So here ends my involvement with developing a route planner. I hope others can take the concept forward and use my code in the spirit of Open Source software. The code can be found here: https://github.com/PaulChurchley/EV-Route-Planner

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