[OSM-talk] Illegal activity

Matt Amos zerebubuth at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 17:44:38 GMT 2009


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Dave Stubbs <osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Valent Turkovic
> <valent.turkovic at gmail.com> 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.
>>
>
>
> It isn't permitted. Don't let the posts here arguing the details of
> whether it should be permitted confuse anything.
> OSM has one simple rule: if in doubt, don't.
>
> A lot of people think it's probably OK, but but Google aren't exactly
> unambiguous on the issue and there are certainly enough people around
> claiming rights that it leaves reasonable doubt unless the provider
> tells you explicitly that it's OK. Or in brief: don't use Google for
> OSM.

+1

let's keep talking to Google (Ed/Leslie/whoever). but until we get
something explicit and public and non-fuzzy (and preferably in
writing) then it's still in doubt - please don't use Google for OSM.

cheers,

matt




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