Re: Support for quadkeys

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:00 AM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
<zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM, Jiří Techet <techet gmail com> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
<zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM, Jiří Techet <techet gmail com> wrote:
Hello Mathieu,

the question is - is this quadkeys location encoding usable for
something else than Bing and if not, is it legal to use Bing tiles
with libchamplain? I haven't searched much but found this

which doesn't look very encouraging. Frankly if it's used only by Bing

I don't think this itself should be an argument against merging such a
patch. Not saying that you implied that it is but just wanted to keep
things clear.

Well, my point was that if it really isn't legal to use Bing for some
reason and if quadkeys is only usable for Bing, then this patch is
only useful if you use it in a non-compliant way, which is something I
don't want to support.

and there are any licensing issues,

That is something we really should be concerned about. The post you
pointed to is about a corporate heavy-duty usage of Bing. I'd imagine
that easily going to illegal space.

We gotta read these terms before we can decide if this is going to
easily lead into illegal space or not:

Good luck ;-). I'm afriad that even if I read that I won't understand
all the legal implications it has...

You are correct, reading through those I'm not getting any clear picture.

Having said that, maybe we should seek help from our director who is a
lawyer by profession, Karen Sandler? If you don't mind, I'll forward
the info to her.

Would be great, thanks.


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