[OSM-legal-talk] map data acknowledgement?

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Apr 26 16:34:58 BST 2009

On 26 Apr 2009, at 13:33, graham wrote:

> Hi,
> I haven't been following this list closely before so I'm afraid this  
> is
> likely to be a faq, though I couldn't find the answer on a quick  
> search.
> I just tried an iphone application, my.tel. This includes a location
> finder with slippy map - which I realised was showing my own map data,
> complete with minor errors I must get round to fixing. There's no
> visible acknowledgement of the data source, but there is the sentence
> 'this application uses the route-me library copyright 2008-2009,
> Route-me contributors'. Looking at the route-me app, I see this has a
> link to openstreetmap as one of the available data sources to use with
> their library.
> What should my.tel be doing in this situation? Should there be a  
> (c)osm
> somewhere on the map? And what will the requirement be with the new
> license? Is the issue here with route-me or my.tel?

The copyright notice should be reasonable for the medium. For an  
iPhone, it is best to place the copyright notice in the about panel of  
the application. It is not sensible to have it covering the map on  
such a small screen.


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