[Talk-in] OSM: License and other issues

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Sat Oct 24 01:24:38 BST 2009

On Friday 23 Oct 2009 10:32:51 pm H.S.Rai wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> 
> >> 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.

which is even worse than google 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.

yes - which is why it is essential to develop a local OSM map that is 
sensitive to Indian conditions
> >> 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.


Kenneth Gonsalves
Senior Project Officer

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