[OSM-legal-talk] proprietary data formats and ODbL
frederik at remote.org
Sat Nov 20 14:05:42 GMT 2010
Ulf Möller wrote:
> The file is not encrypted and they don't use any DRM, but of course the
> map can only be used on their type of devices (just as a gmapsupp.img
> can only be used on Garmins), and of course without a specification of
> the file format it's going to be very difficult to make any changes to it.
The boundary between "just a difficult file format" and "encryption" is
probably rather grey. The'd surely be on the safe side if they
distributed the contents of that file on a parallel channel in an easily
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