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I think it is worth noting that the Open Street Map project has now switched to the new Open Database license:

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Legal FAQ

This is an important change for all future uses of OSM.

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I think it is worth noting that the Open Street Map project has now switched to the new Open Database license:

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Legal FAQ

This is an important change for all future uses of OSM.


It looks like item 3c of the legal faq is the important one for map producers, but there still seems to be a grey area.
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There is a discussion of use cases:
OSM Use Cases

The page says that it should not be used as a reference, but I still find it useful. The official license text is virtually unintelligible without legal background and the FAQ is a bit lacking.

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There is a discussion of use cases:
OSM Use Cases

The page says that it should not be used as a reference, but I still find it useful. The official license text is virtually unintelligible without legal background and the FAQ is a bit lacking.


I wonder if I'd alienate the entire Open Source community if I say what I think about having to read through all that...

Let's just say I love the license used by Natural Earth.
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Let's just say I love the license used by Natural Earth.


Hehe... I agree!




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