[Osmf-talk] OSM for Business Purpose

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Mon Jul 2 16:51:42 UTC 2018

My best guess on #3 is that some commercial enterprises limit contractually
what regions are used or where a customer may operate so as to not conflict
with other customers.
This is not a concern for OSM, as ODbL does not impose such restrictions.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 6:57 AM Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>

> On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 2:47 AM Md Shahriar Alam <shahriar.nits at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> A well known company is asking me that they want to use OSM in their
>> tracking software instead of Google map. Even They will make a team of
>> employees to develop OSM map. Things they want are:
>> 1.  To keep using OSM free of cost even in future also if OSM decides to
>> charge for commercial operation.
> OSM data is free now and in the future. The ODbL licence precludes
> changing. However, operating OSM isn't without costs. We will gladly accept
> donations.
> 2.  To be permanent user of OSM and contributor with monthly map update by
>> mapper team of that company.
> The company should read the Directed Edits Policy [1] While it is still a
> draft policy, it is a good framework to start operating under. The company
> should strive to become a valued community member by engaging with the
> local community in Bangladesh. They certainly should be active on whatever
> communication platform the local community uses. They can even go so far as
> help organize local mapping parties. If they are not familiar with OSM
> editing and tagging I would strongly suggest hiring a local community
> member to train the employees how to edit.
> 3.  Will have the authorization to make business on this zone (Bangladesh
>> and Surrounding Area).
> I don't understand 3 above. What do you mean by "authorization to make
> business?" Can you explain what that means?
> [1] https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Directed_Editing_Policy
> Best,
> Clifford
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