[OSM-talk] Illegal activity

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 07:50:33 GMT 2009


On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 19:29:37 -0500, Ian Dees wrote:

> Although it may/may not be "illegal", it is definitely a breach of
> contract.

Sorry for misleading title, but I still don't understand how this can be 
permitted.

Is there anybody in OSM community that goes to OSM users that do this 
sorts of things and warns not to do it?

The problem is that somebody starts tracing via "illegal" means (google 
satellite images and other sources) and other people come after him and 
add bunch of data (new streets and POI-s, addition street tags) that all 
their data would probably have to be deleted as they are derived from 
source that is "tainted", right?

If google or any other company comes after him then they would probably 
have to delete all data that has also been derived from his work, or no? 
If it comes to that then work of much more people is wasted :(

Is there anything that OSM does officially regarding these kind of people 
of they are just ignored until somebody starts asking questions?



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