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

Kari Pihkala kari.pihkala at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 07:55:46 BST 2008

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:34 AM, Joseph Gentle <josephg at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -J

Did you check the Yahoo agreement with your friend?

- Kari
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