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

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Thu Feb 4 21:04:08 GMT 2010


Since all military organisations in the world can get their hands on 
OpenStreetMap data, it rules out the advantage and makes OpenStreetMap 
data as common to warfare as the soil they walk on...

I am looking forward to the first edit-war that will turn out to 
influence the outcome of a real war.



Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 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.
>
> cheers,
> Martin
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