[josm-dev] Bing imagery
jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 1 05:59:48 GMT 2010
Thanks for sharing this,
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> The Bing ToUs are a little awkwardly written in places. I'm going to be
> talking to their lawyer guy but two things you might query:
> - "online editor" does not exclude JOSM. I've had this confirmed by a guy at
> Microsoft, they're using it in the sense of "edits an online resource"
> rather than "an app hosted only on a website"
> - "non-commercial editor" means, AIUI (haven't confirmed this), they don't
> want it in saleable products like the ArcGIS extension. This might mean that
> your Bing config string has to sit in a non-GPLed file. Alternatively you
> could read "non-commercial editor" as "source code must always be available
> for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source
> distribution", i.e. it's ok as long as you're not _only_ selling it (this
> would accord with a definition elsewhere in the ToU). I honestly don't know.
> I'll see if I can get this clarified.
I have highlighted and commented on parts of the current Tou.
in my opinion, osm is a commercial editor with a open access platform.
I wonder how this is all going to work out.
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