[OSM-talk] open data
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Thu Sep 21 12:00:31 BST 2006
On 9/21/06, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Quoting Wollschaf <mith at uni.de>:
> > - Commercial use of OSM data should be paid for to finance the ever
> > growing demand of server hardware. Local business displaying a map on
> > their webpage or people selling T-Shirts are usually not rich; They
> > be easily able to afford buying OSM data. (10EUR per map on
> > commercial webpage, 5% of profit for a t-shirt back to OSM?). Bigger
> > projects are out of my imagination. I want people to be able to earn
> > with our free data, but I do not want that none of the profits flow back
> > to OSM. Resulting datasets / maps can be restricted in use, as
> > freedom of source data has been ensured by payment.
> I'm thinking aloud here, but would CC-BY let us "name and shame"?
> In other words: require that the attribution is to
> www.openstreetmap.org, hyperlinked. Then, on OSM, list those companies
> who are making major use of OSM data, and say how much they've
> contributed to our servers.
> I think the risk of visitors from Google Maps arriving at a page which
> - Yahoo! has used 90,000km of OSM and supported us with £2m of
> servers, plus free holidays for Steve and Imi*
> - Google has used 120,000km of OSM data and supported us with
> precisely bugger all
I like this carrot and stick approach :-)
It is probably worth stating (before someone gets the wrong end of the
stick) that neither Yahoo! nor Google have used any of our data nor have
they made any kind of contributions to OSM.... yet.
would be a pretty compelling reason for Google to pay up. Good PR has
> monetary worth (and we've proved that, for a volunteer project, we're
> pretty good at PR), so let's convert it into servers.
> * not necessarily together
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