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Wed Nov 18 14:34:03 GMT 2009
They are using OSM data.
If you look at Cambridge, UK, for instance, you'll see the entry for Kettles Yard and The Junction have both been credited to OSM.
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From: legal-talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:legal-talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Frederik Ramm
Sent: 18 November 2009 12:10
To: Licensing and other legal discussions.
Tim Waters wrote:
> Then there's the nice issue of making a database from users
> identifying locations based on Google Maps.
You mean that issue nobody except OSM seems to care about ;-)
If they'd be using OSM, would they have to CC-BY-SA all their data? [Is
that why the aren't?]
I don't think the business will fly but it's worth a try. It's one of
these things that I'd never attempt because I'd think it is so obvious
how I'm trying to siphon off community knowledge and not let the
community use that knowledge - but quite a few businesses thrive on that
and I can literally hear armies of PublicEarth fanboys cry out "how cool
is that!". Bet they have some kind of iPhone app to go along with it.
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