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

Joseph Gentle josephg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 08:13:57 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Kari Pihkala <kari.pihkala at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

He said he'll need to have a good look through it, but from what he
gathers it should be fine.

Though, what we probably should do is talk to the yahoo maps people
like OSM did and confirm that they're ok with it.


> - Kari
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