[Talk-in] OSM: License and other issues

H.S.Rai hardeep.rai at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 18:02:51 BST 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
>> Other issue is that people love to view satellite images, which are
>> not there in OSM.
> they can use yahoo satellite images

Then they can also use Yahoo Map.

If we love OSM and want to promote it, we need to some promotional
material with FAQs, how it compete with Y!, Google and others.

>> Next issue to ease with which one can prepare map. I don't use Google.
>> But I know a person who really love OSM and try to promote it and
>> contributed maximum traces for city to OSM, but he also uses Google,
>> and he is of the opinion that working in Google is is much easier and
>> intuitive.
> as long as he does not use google data in osm, he is welcome to use what he
> wants

We need to attract more peope to OSM rather allowing people to go to
others, by providing proper information.

>> Which are the good solid point which make OSM better than Google
>> inspite of above observations.
> OSM data is always accurate. It may be missing, but if it is there, it is
> accurate. One cannot say that of google.

Google also encourages people to contribute. So developing community,
and people who are not aware about copyright issue and ownership
issues, are contributing to Google, so we need to educate them.


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