I provide Chromium binary packages for Slackware.
I received many emails requesting me to enable billing for the use of Google Maps platform (the geolocation API) and I refused. The reason is that the emails and the related documentation make it clear that the use is NOT free. Every call into the API costs money and I would get a monthly amount of "freebie API calls" but would automatically be billed for the surplus. The emails also stated that the current use of my Slackware Chromium API key showed that I would exceed the "freebie amount" which means I would start getting bills.
My Chromium package for Slackware is a volunteer's effort. I want people to enjoy Chromium on Slackware, the more important because I offer a 32bit Chromium whereas Chrome is only available in 64bit edition, and more people than you think still run a 32bit OS by choice.
However I am not willing to pay for such usage. I would lose money because of the package's popularity.
So, I have not enabled billing and accept that the resulting diminished Chromium featureset is negatively impacting the users.
If there's a way around this situation I would be glad to hear.