You read that right.
Move over Uber and Ola. There is a new, Open Source platform! LibreTaxi!
According to it’s homepage, LibreTaxi is a free platform that eliminates the third party in the middle. Among the features are:
Fares are decided prior to the ride being confirmed. Drivers can set their fares and passengers can negotiate.
Payment is made in cash. While this could be a not-so-great scenario, the app developers are working on BitCoin integration.
The confusing part of it is that the App claims to be Battery-Friendly as it doesn’t use the phones GPS. Are fares predetermined for the distance?
The founder of LibreTaxi, Roman Pushkin has the following to say about LibreTaxi:
“LibreTaxi gives flexibility to passengers and self-employment to drivers. People, not corporations, should have control over how a taxi service works!”
I agree. Having a taxi service where individual drivers and passengers get to decide is ideal. It is probably the best example of Freedom of Enterprise.
I had earlier written about how Uber and Ola drivers were better off classified as Self-Employed. A platform like LibreTaxi ensures that the driver is self-employed, thus giving them the flexibility and decision making power that they should ideally have.
What do you say?
Further Reading: India Is Better Off With Self-Employed Uber And Ola Drivers
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