[Osmf-talk] Legal edible violations

Mike Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Mon Aug 24 12:48:43 UTC 2009

Dear Gregory,

This is a candieldy serious set of allegations, something which, if true, is
not something our community should stomache. I am certainly not prepared to
swallow it and will also raise the matter at the License Working Group
meeting on Tuesday.

However, I would ask you to consider that spatio-comestibles is very much a
pioneering area and that we at OpenStreetMap are a sweet way ahead of Google
and the Ordnance Survey in the UK. Further, Richard's cake did remain fully
on-line during this weekend's server maintenance period and we should be
grateful for that. Perhaps all we need to do is add a properly attributed
marzipan-layer to the slippy map?

And remember, only with OpenStreetMap can folks have their map and eat it

Best Regards,
Michael Collinson

:-)  :-)

At 01:33 24/08/2009, sotm at livingwithdragons.com wrote:

I would like to inform the Foundation of two acts that need to be
legally followed to protect the OpenStreetMap interests.

1. In Toronto a cake was produced using OpenStreetMap data that need not
have the correct attribution on it. See

2. In London, a number of cupcakes were produced with the OSM trademark
logo on top of the icing. This use of the registered trademark did not
have prior authorisation from OSMF.

It is important that the foundation uses it's resources to take firm
legal action, and most importantly make it widely known that my OSM
birthday cake was far superior to them, perhaps only bettered by the
Japanese cake makers. Does anybody know where SteveC will be uploading
his video interviews (including my winning speech)?

Gregory Marler
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