[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] I added MAPS.ME to list of entities using OSM data illegally (without proper attribution)

Nuno Caldeira nunocapelocaldeira at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 18:36:12 UTC 2019

Sadly i have contacted them before. Not fixed.

Also keep in mind that Moveit lists us  as "partners", which we 
obviously don't https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tranzmate

Karta also does not 
and the funny thing is that the company behind the app also provides 
this https://ndrive.com/product/osm/ which i wonder if their "work" they 
do is license compliance and where can we get it to import to OSM (as 
this must be shared under the same license). read the describtion on 
their website

Fatmap replied me they used multiple sources (where have i heard that), 
told me they are working with OSM (asked with whom twice, they never 
replied) and with Mapbo to fix it.

Speaking of attribution, here's a great example by Microsoft Bing maps, 
that has attribution based on the zoom level, they seem to be using OSM 
buildings and HERE roads 

Up until they got contacted by OSMF to fix the attribution, nothing will 
happen and won't comply. They do not reply or give lazy excuses when a 
contributor approaches them
Às 17:52 de 08/10/2019, Mateusz Konieczny escreveu:
> current situation is a clear violation of the ODBL license
>     You must include a notice associated with
>     the Produced Work reasonably calculated to make any Person that uses,
>     views, accesses, interacts with, or is otherwise exposed to the
>     Produced
>     Work aware that Content was obtained from the Database, Derivative
>     Database, or the Database as part of a Collective Database, and
>     that it
>     is available under this License.
> Useful part of MAPS.ME application is based solely on OSM data.
> Their app is quite useful, unfortunately they decided to hide OSM 
> attribution as deeply as
> possible and pretend that it is OK. They have attribution visible to 
> user in bottom-right corner,
> it reads "MAPS.ME".
> They were notified about problem on July.
> See https://github.com/mapsme/omim/issues/11203 and
> https://github.com/mapsme/omim/issues/11845
> Edit adding them to a list: 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Lacking_proper_attribution&diff=1911505&oldid=1901931
> In case of continued noncompliance I plan to write polite letter 
> explaining that following OSM
> license is not optional and ask OSMF / Legal Working Group to send it.
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