[Imports] Calgary addresses

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Jul 20 13:52:37 UTC 2016


On 07/20/2016 09:54 AM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Of course we can exclude unlawful
> purposes. 


> Above says you are allowed to do anything as long as it is
> legal. Of course you are not allowed to do anything illegal. That's
> implicit, that's what the laws are for.

No. You are mixing up different levels of law. Yes it is forbidden to do
illegal things; but it is not *us* who enforce that.

> Of course you are not allowed
> to use OdBL licensed data to do anything unlawful. 

If someone uses OpenStreetMap data to kill someone, then the OSMF cannot
sue them for breach of license. The person can be prosecuted for
violating the law, but not sued for breaching the contract.

Upholding the law in your respective country is not a part of what our
license requires. Other people (e.g. your country) might require it of
you, but we don't.

If you buy a kitchen knife and then use it to kill your neighbour, this
doesn't invalidate the sales contract for the kitchen knife.

It is a mistake that many people make. If you sign a contract that says
you will not do X, and then you do X (in breach of the contract) many
people will say "that was illegal". But it wasn't illegal, it was just
violating a contract you had with someone else. These are totally
different levels - what someone else requires of you in a contract, and
what your legal system requires of you because you live in the relevant


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