[OSM-legal-talk] using openstreetmap

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Apr 15 11:05:12 BST 2009


Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> This does not mean that the use of servers serving OSM maps is unrestricted.
> Prepare to set up an own server or to build other kind of system based on static
> maps.

Jukka is of course right; the use of OSM for commercial purposes is 
legally unrestricted, but if your application places a noticeable load 
on the OSM tile servers, you will sooner or later be asked to host your 
own tiles. This is not a legal restriction with OSM in general but a 
restriction concering the servers you download your tiles from.


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