[OSM-legal-talk] OTish: Open Street Map for Free The Postcode

Minty mintywalker at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 13:09:57 BST 2007

I was advised [1] on talk at openstreetmap.org to ask here.

My question relates to populating "Free The Postcode" (FTP) using data
derived from "Open Street Map" (OSM).

If I use Google/Yahoo/Live web search to find the website for some place I know:


Then use the website for that place to get their postcode:

-> SW1A 0AA

Assuming I know where that venue is, and open street map is detailed
enough for me to find it


this tells me the Lat/Lng should be 51.49957, -0.12480

Is that Okay / Fair Use for FTP?

If I've understood the replies on talk@, then because OSM is CC-BY-SA
[2], I cannot use it to derive data which I then put into the public
domain (FTP).

Yes/No/Anything I can do to improve that?

[1] Original thread on talk@

[2] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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