[OSM-legal-talk] A questionable data source usage in Haiti in 2010

Mikel Maron mikel.maron at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 01:12:38 UTC 2021

We received explicit permission from Google to use the imagery released in the Haiti earthquake response for editing in OSM. That is documented in this mailing list post linked from the wiki page


On Saturday, July 24, 2021, 10:19 AM, mappinglander <mappinglander at gmail.com> wrote:

There has recently been a discussion in OSM Discord about source=Google tags in Haiti. The usage seems to have documented at wiki, but seems like there isn't any explicit clauses about allowing to OSM on the linked mailinglist posts, and the Google page says "Use restricted to non-commercial use in or related to Haitian relief efforts." Also, as that was before the CC BY-SA and ODbL switch in 2012, I and other users have expressed some doubts about whether we are still having permission to use that source on OSM. I personally haven't contacted Mikel yet, or the other people involved in the discussion and approved the usage on OSM.
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