[OSM-talk] Illegal activity

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Thu Oct 29 14:30:57 GMT 2009

At the GSoC there was a clear opening. Will pursue this when I'll feel  


Op 29 okt 2009 om 12:05 heeft John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>  
het volgende geschreven:\

> 2009/10/29 Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>:
>> look, a few days back someone (I think it was Richard Fairhurst)  
>> started a
>> campaign asking google to allow us to trace their imagery. A lot of  
>> us signed
>> up. The answer was a flat 'no'. So there is nothing ambigous about  
>> it. Yahoo!
>> has said 'yes', google has said 'no'. Fullstop.
> That's incorrect it wasn't a flat out no. The answer was much more  
> fuzzy.
> Ed Guy was very very clear on 2 things, first and fore most that you
> are not allowed to vectorise every single street in your city.
> He was also clear on the 2nd thing, that you are allowed to do your
> favourite hiking/walking trip and vectorise and mass distribute it, or
> even mass distribute points of interest.
> There is a line between the 2 that Google will draw the line, but even
> Ed wasn't certain exactly where that line is, in part because it's a
> grey area no one (not google nor their supplier) wants to deal with
> properly.
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