[OSM-talk] Illegal activity

Lambertus osm at na1400.info
Thu Oct 29 09:40:26 GMT 2009

I often warn people on the OSM forum not to trace Google or use Google 
translation or whatever for use in OSM when I suspect that they do or 
want to.

There are others who do that as well.

Valent Turkovic wrote:
> 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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