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For the 4th time of attempting to post.... I'd like to make and sell framed maps of the birthplace of people. I can do this by printing out small sections of their birth areas in OSM and printing it off and framing it. Is this allowed by OSM?

asked 20 Aug '16, 14:20

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OSM data is free to use for any purpose, including commercial use, use is governed by our distribution licence, the ODbL, see


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Short version: yes.

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answered 20 Aug '16, 15:12

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The Legal FAQ is also helpful.

(21 Aug '16, 09:55) scai ♦
(21 Aug '16, 10:09) SimonPoole ♦

But is it fair to use OSM data commercially?

(12 Sep '17, 20:53) Sergey Karavay

The help site is not intended for general discussion, please discuss such matters on a mailing list or forum.

(12 Sep '17, 21:13) SimonPoole ♦
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