[OSM-legal-talk] OSMF - OSM usage guidelines

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Fri Nov 16 10:42:12 GMT 2007


Dear all

One of the results of yesterdays OSMF board meeting is that the board  
feel it would be useful to have some guidelines for users about  
interacting with OSM, and things that should be discouraged.  
Specifically, some things to think about whether good or bad:

* Copying data from copyrighted maps
* Comparing OSM to copyrighted print maps
* Comparing to copyrighted online maps (side by side, or on top)
* Copying data which is derived (copyrighted map says pub on X street,  
add it to OSM)
* Asking people living on a street what its name is when there is no  
road sign.

Things like that. Please discuss on legal-talk and help put something  
together:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Guidelines

have fun,

SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/




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