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http://www.kdedevelopers.org

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. Marble, a virtual desktop globe application and widget for KDE desktop, will support OpenStreetMap in KDE 4.1. Once you start Marble and select "OpenStreetMap" as a theme then Marble will directly start to download OpenStreetMap tiles from the OpenStreetMap server.

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Created by JRepin 6 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 26 weeks ago
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can.axis

6 years 26 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago

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AGPL

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/OpenStreetMap_License

This seems very impressive, but I wonder what would be different if OpenStreetMap project was licensed under the GNU AGPL license...

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lozz

6 years 26 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago

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Re. AGPL

Yeah, it would be nice to see this great software project with an AGPL license. It's a project where local groups could work towards extending the functionality for their own local area.

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milliams

6 years 26 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago

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Licensing

It wouldn't really make sense to use AGPL since OSM isn't a web service, it's really just a database (only the slippymap front end is a service and that's not OSM's code). There's ongoing work to come up with a license that keeps the data as free as possible while keeping the project healthy.