[OSM-talk] Re: [OSM-dev] Possible FAQ? Getting a REST api account

Tom Carden tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Thu Apr 6 14:23:32 BST 2006

On 4/6/06, Dan Karran <dan at karran.net> wrote:
> > IMHO the GET method for the REST API should allow anonymous access,
> > but at the moment you have to register.
> I think I'd agree with that as well. Perhaps the act of having to
> register and login suggests you're aware of the licence(?), but also
> it means there's presumably a record of who has downloaded what
> information - maybe useful if the licence is infringed at some point?

I don't think that's it particularly, although I suppose that's true. 
I thought that it's because the login name is your an address so that
we know who to talk to if API use gets extremely heavy (so we could
work out how to support a better solution, not so we could deny
access, of course).


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