[OSM-talk] google wms

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Wed Dec 24 13:09:08 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 10:07:06AM +0000, Tim Waters (chippy) wrote:
> Well even so, it would probably be against the terms of use etc from
> Google, and they can ask for it to be taken down, so whilst it may be
> useful, it cannot be used...

It’s up to Google to do that, we can’t speak for them.  We have already
spoken from our side of things by interpreting Google’s terms of service
and seeing how they fit with the OpenStreetMap licence and said Google’s
data cannot be used to contribute to OSM.
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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