[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at latuviitta.fi
Fri Mar 14 14:54:42 UTC 2014

Simon Poole wrote:

> Two remarks/questions:

> - is the "derived" data actually being publicly used?
Sometimes is, sometimes not. If it is publicly used then it may be that
only part of the attributes are public. Something that is not publicly
used right now may come public in the future but still not with all the
attributes. With the maps from the National Land Survey there is no need
to worry about all that. Unfortunately there is not yet infrastructure for
making the use of NLS maps as easy as OSM or Google and that is a trouble
for small municipalities, for example.

> - Off Topic: the use doesn't seem to be compatible with what is
generally known about googles ToS (naturally I assume that is just a
question of money)

I haven't heard about any troubles with Google's ToS and I know that
lawyers have been used for checking that. Don't know about money.

-Jukka Rahkonen-


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