OpenStreetMap credits #17

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harry-wood opened this Issue Apr 21, 2011 · 2 comments

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@harry-wood

Thanks for using OpenStreetMap. This is great. Your popular app is bringing OpenStreetMap to new people. Hopefully some proportion of those people will get curious about the map, and learn how to contribute to our project.

Wow this application is popular! How do I know? Because actually we're feeling extra strain over at (not-for-profit) OpenStreetMap.org from your users viewing the map tiles coming from our server:

The (volunteer) sysadmin guys are in the process of bringing a new server online which will help to cope with this kind of traffic. This is hardware bought through donations to the OpenStreetMap foundation.

I wonder if you could help us out some more (here's what this "issue" is about) The application is crediting OpenStreetMap a little bit more than it was previously (before it was just crediting OpenHeatMap) but there's a little more that could be done here. To quote from the guidelines given here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

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If you are using OpenStreetMap map images, we request that your credit reads at least “© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA”.
"

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OpenStreetMap should be hyperlinked to http://www.openstreetmap.org/ and CC-BY-SA to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/.
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So you should at least follow those guidelines. A quick code change for someone (anyone!) I imagine. But beyond those legal requirements, any other ideas you might have for helping to convert all these lovely map viewers into map contributors would be much appreciated by the OpenStreetMap community.

@petewarden
Owner

Thanks for getting in touch Harry. Steve has been a big help to me
personally over the last couple of years, so I'm happy to do whatever I can
to support the OSM community. I've updated the credit text in the
application and added a donation link to the main page, hopefully that
should defray some of the costs. I'll also be updating my
http://www.openheatmap.com credits, but unfortunately since that's a bit
more involved, I won't be able to get to that until Friday, but please let
the community know I'm working to do the right thing here.

cheers,
Pete

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 4:53 AM, harry-wood <
reply@reply.github.com>wrote:

Thanks for using OpenStreetMap. This is great. Your popular app is bringing
OpenStreetMap to new people. Hopefully some proportion of those people will
get curious about the map, and learn how to contribute to our project.

Wow this is application is popular! How do I know? Because actually we're
feeling extra strain over at (not-for-profit) OpenStreetMap.org from your
users viewing the map tiles coming from our server:

The (volunteer) sysadmin guys are in the process of bringing a new server
online which will help to cope with this kind of traffic. This is hardware
bought through donations to the OpenStreetMap foundation.

I wonder if you could help us out some more (here's what this "issue" is
about) The application is crediting OpenStreetMap a little bit more
than it was previously (before it was just crediting OpenHeatMap) but
there's a little more that could be done here. To quote from the guidelines
given here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

"
If you are using OpenStreetMap map images, we request that your credit
reads at least OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA.
"

"
OpenStreetMap should be hyperlinked to http://www.openstreetmap.org/ and
CC-BY-SA to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/.
"
So you should at least follow those guidelines. A quick code change for
someone (anyone!) I imagine. But beyond those legal requirements, any other
ideas you might have for helping to convert all these lovely map viewers
into map contributors would be much appreciated by the OpenStreetMap
community.

Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub:
#17

@harry-wood

Ah yes. You've put a nice link on the homepage: http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/ That's great thanks!

@harry-wood harry-wood closed this Apr 21, 2011
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