[OSM-legal-talk] Clarifying Geocoding and ODbL

Peter K peathal at yahoo.de
Mon Jul 8 07:46:41 UTC 2013

Hi there,

I would like to have clarification on this subject as well (but be aware
that I'm just in the process of understanding the OSM license -> see the
other thread).

What I do not understand with the OSM license is the following
(constructed) example:

 * I have a separate geo coder application based on OSM data
 * I have my own user database which is public to every individual

Now what happens when I use the geocoder to let users do autocompleting
its addresses in my "somehow public" database? I have lots of users so
this "manual" copying from OSM would be *substantial* but at the same
time it is clear that I cannot make the database itself public. Or is
the resulting database still separate as there are clean "OSM columns"?


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