[Openstreetmap] Buying Ikonos data

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Mon Feb 7 14:49:08 GMT 2005

On 7 Feb 2005, at 10:55, Lester Caine wrote:
> So in the same tradition. I can't warrant the accuracy of the data but 
> I do not believe that there is any infringements if I was to make it 
> available, and then others can provide fixes when they are identified, 
> and add additional local information.

I reckon the question of what constitutes a derived work is one that's 
going to have to be addressed, isn't it? I mean you could just harvest 
the whole postcode database from streetmap.co.uk but I imagine that 
would be an infringement :)

Where's the line between checking data we have against published 
sources and just wholesale poaching those resources?

I actually have a circa 2000 copy of the postcode data that was bought 
for a client back then. I've also been working on code that can 
generate usable postcode boundaries from postcode locations - but I'm 
reluctant to join the two up and produce what would clearly be a 
derived work. Anyone know a clever lawyer? :)

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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