[OSM-legal-talk] OSMHQ (Open Street Map High Quality): Viable Alternative For The National Map Corps

Joseph Gentle josephg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 00:34:50 BST 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 5:02 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> > Even if a sister project would set up the same toolchain, the same
> > editors, databases etc. on a PD license, the sister project would miss
> > the Yahoo satellite images. What kind of agreement has been made with
> > Yahoo and does it allow other similar projects to use the images?
> We do not have an agreement with Yahoo!. Rather, we have asked Yahoo!
> for clarification, and Yahoo! has examined their terms and conditions -
> without chaning them to accomodate us - and has said: Yes, we believe
> what you're doing is within the existing terms and conditions as long as
> you use our web API.

*headdesk* should have read the whole thread before replying.

I'll check out the yahoo agreement with a lawyer friend of mine on the
weekend and find out what the deal is.


> Bye
> Frederik
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