[OSM-talk] Illegal activity

Morten Kjeldgaard mok at bioxray.au.dk
Thu Oct 29 15:10:52 GMT 2009

John Smith wrote:
> 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.

Fuzzy is indeed the right description. What about 50% of the streets in my
city? What about forests, lakes, streams, dams, powerplants, railroads and
everything else that adds value to the map? The safest thing for now is to
stay completely clear of GM.


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