[OSM-legal-talk] OSM for a commercial non CC licensed web site?

Rob smarttiki at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 19:22:56 BST 2012


Hello,

Is it permitted to use the OSM data to create a map server to server tiles for a commercial non CC licensed web site?

If it is permitted would the commercial web site then be required to be licensed under CC-By-Sa or some other Creative Commons license or would only the map tile generated be under a CC license?

Currently the commercial web site has a db of addresses, businesses and points of interest.  If these address were overlaid or placed via some type of marker / pin or layer superimposed on top of the generated map tiles would that then require the current db of addresss and points of interest to be re-licensed under some type of Creative Commons license.

This is not a matter of not wanting to contribute something back to OSM it is a matter of being able to control what is contributed. 

Thanks for your time.
Rob
The Newbie


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