Exaggeration? Yes, but not a big one.
Posted Oct 23, 2008 8:41 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: There are yet another side to all this
Parent article: OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing
Heh. That's bisuness model of Geocentre Consulting: they check licenses
of firms who offer maps and if they don't have proper licenses - they are
going to them and demand to sign an agreement. Alternative is not pretty:
high penalty or jail time. You may be true as far as actual jail time is
concerned: it gives nothing to extorters so I can not recall any recent
cases where it actually happened. But fines are fine :-) They can be used
with great "otkat" technology to produce actual money.
So if you are talking about problems for pesonal use - it's probably Ok
(too much hassle for too little gain), but shops who'll offer CDs with
OSM... that's another story :-)
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