richard at systemeD.net
Tue Jul 1 00:50:12 PDT 2008
Marc Wick wrote:
> Lets be fair. They don't allow you to use their data and you don't
> them to use yours. You are both in the same boat.
> Don't you want to reconsider your license and become really free and
> open? Then and only then you will have reason to complain.
We _are_ reconsidering our licence - search (ha - almost said
"Google") our wiki or mailing lists for mention of the Open Database
Punkish - no, you can't use the data you create with Mapmaker in OSM,
MyWickedMapApp or whatever. Your tracings are derived works from the
aerial imagery, and the ToUs expressly forbid you from using this
"The photographic imagery made available for display through the
Service is provided under a nonexclusive, non-transferable license for
use only by you. You may not use the imagery for any purpose other
than as reference to add information as provided through the Service.
You may not copy, modify or make derivative works of the imagery, in
whole or in part."
Thing is, this time round, AFAICT Google actually _owns_ the aerial
imagery. They're not sublicensing it, they own it - look at the
credits. So it would cost them nothing to give other people derivation
rights. After all, Yahoo gave that to OSM and they don't even own the
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