[OSM-legal-talk] Use of OSM data by the military and/or intelligence services
emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 15:10:25 GMT 2010
On 4 February 2010 14:49, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:
> AFAIK our current license offers our data for everyone who attributes
> correctly, but I'd like to raise the issue of malicious use of our
> data by governmental organisations. What do you thing about setting up
> a paragraph that prohibits the use of our data for military and
> intelligence services? Not that I'm hoping this would seriously
> prevent the use in case we have useful data to them, but still it
> would be a statement.
I don't see why we would prevent anyone from accessing our maps. We are a
free community; I don't see the point of limiting the use of our data. We
can't be free selectively.
In addition, I don't see how such a clause would actually be useful at all.
Even if you could prove that they are using the data in opposition of the
clause, how are you going to sue them? I think you will be given the
national interest talk and you won't be allowed to do anything.
Please note that it is not an endorsement for the military or the
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