[OSM-legal-talk] Open Street Maps
steve at asklater.com
Mon Oct 12 00:17:53 BST 2009
bouncing to legal...
On 6 Oct 2009, at 07:08, Reischer Florian wrote:
> Hello Steve,
> i am writing you on the behalf of Sarah Hofer, you already had
> contact with. I am the project leader of the project she is working
> Well I talked about this whole licence thing with the co-founder of
> the creative commons organization of Austria and discussed our
> problem with him.
> Here is what we want to do:
> We have a research project's software that needs to have an imagery
> layer for displaying our own geospatial data (trackings and specific
> locations). Someday this software will become commercial is being
> sold in parts as a consulting product. For those days we want to
> make sure that we do not violate any of your license terms. We will
> use a simple website to display your imagery data and use the
> Jscript API to control the map component. We will put the open
> Street maps copyright on this website which is integrated into our
> desktop application. We will further declare that all the imagery
> data is your work and that we do not add any information to your
> work without making it publically available. We will also provide a
> stable version of our example website that has extended features to
> control your API. Also we will offer you to get high resolution
> trackings from the whole county of Vorarlberg (which you might not
> know but which is the part of Austria we have captured in highest
> In case we will be making profit with our application using Open
> Street Maps we will be looking forward to support your work with
> Please tell me if this is alright for you I think this is a nice and
> legal deal for everyone!
> Thanks in advance
> Best regards
> Florian Reischer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SteveC [mailto:steve at asklater.com]
> Sent: Montag, 17. August 2009 20:52
> To: Hofer Sarah
> Subject: Re: Open Street Maps
> The license is pretty clear - if you use the map you have to attribute
> clearly openstreetmap. If you add anything to or change the map you
> have to give those changes away under the same license.
> There are no other options or costs.
> If you want to close off the data or add/change things and keep those
> changes then you have to use proprietary data from TeleAtlas or
> Let me know if I can help more and sorry if this isn't the answer you
> were hoping for.
> Yours &c.
> On 17 Aug 2009, at 04:48, Hofer Sarah wrote:
>> Dear Mr. Coast,
>> we would like to use your map data in our research project, which
>> will become a commercial software product in the future. We would
>> like to enrich your maps with our own data.
>> Could you please tell us, how much it would cost and which licensing
>> options you have available for us? Please do not hesitate to contact
>> us if you require any further information.
>> We are looking forward to hearing from you soon,
>> Sarah Hofer, B.Sc.
>> Research Assistant
>> Research centre for process and product engineering
>> Fachhochschule Vorarlberg
>> Sägerstraße 4
>> 6850 Dornbirn
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