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Happy Cow IDs

Posted by mcld on 18 February 2017 in English (English)

Happy Cow is a website listing food places that vegetarians and vegans can use. The site has been going since 1999 and seems pretty well-established. I've proposed a tag for cross-referencing against Happy Cow.

Comment from Warin61 on 18 February 2017 at 21:36

Copyright!

The Happy Cow website has clear claims on copyright. Their information CANNOT be used in OSM. Read their https://www.happycow.net/terms-of-use

What steps have you taken to ensure that they agree to having their information copied across to OSM??????? Such an agreement should be in writing and placed into the appropriate place in OSM.

Comment from mcld on 18 February 2017 at 21:43

Warin61, thanks for your comment. I don't believe there is a copyright breach here. If you think there is, could you be more specific please? This proposal does not involve copying content from the site. Which specific part of the terms of use do you believe would be violated?

Perhaps you could specify in what way this would be different to adding a website=* tag, in terms of licensing?

Comment from Warin61 on 19 February 2017 at 21:10

Sorry ... too fast reading this ... if your simply cross referencing .. then it should be ok.

I would still contact them to see if they have any objection. They may approve, support and even advertise that the link to them exists in OSM.

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