[OSM-talk] Use of OSM data by the military and/or intelligence services

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Thu Feb 4 14:56:09 GMT 2010

Op 04-02-10 15:49, Martin Koppenhoefer schreef:
> AFAIK our current license offers our data for everyone who attributes
> correctly, but I'd like to raise the issue of malicious use of our
> data by governmental organisations. What do you thing about setting up
> a paragraph that prohibits the use of our data for military and
> intelligence services? Not that I'm hoping this would seriously
> prevent the use in case we have useful data to them, but still it
> would be a statement.

Why should my ministry of Defense or Secret Service be prevented the use 
of OpenStreetMap, the data is publicly available, thus doesn't contain 
any secret information.


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