I am going to make a map by using openstreetmap data. I will manually select which roads that will be shown on the map and which roads that will not be shown. I will not use any source when making the selection. I will not add any new roads. Does this counts as derivative database and do I have to distribute it?

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Disclaimer: we do not dispense legal advice and if you need that you should be consulting your legal counsel. Further: the help site is likely the worst place imaginable to discuss business plans.

Does this counts as derivative database -> yes

and do I have to distribute it? -> no (see below)

Our distribution license, the ODbL, requires you to make derived data available on request if either that data has been publicly used, or if a produced work created from such data is publicly used. If you don't publicly use your data there is no such requirement.

Note: if we are talking about a small number of roads this might be an extract that is not substantial and as such not subject to the license terms.

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