When out of 5 map providers, including two other giants (Yahoo and MSN), they are the first to send a cease and desist letter to the MGMAPS project that uses their map server, and when they actually have a “Google Enforcement Team” empowered to do it.
I’m not discussing their legitimacy, I’m not even saying it’s good or bad, I’m just making a point about the way Google is changing their posture and relationship with the “web community”. I know that when it comes to Maps, Google is very strict. The Gaia episodein the recent past is well known, but the difference now is that they stopped being so polite. This is not CTOs playing good guys and explaining stuff personally, this is lawyers hitting small fish.