I am working on a search engine map project (It's free access, but there are ads) that use a geocoder to search POI from text, and I would like to integrate partner private data to our database imported with Imposm.

According to the ODBL licence, this database should be considered a Derivative Database. However, it is not clear in my mind : can I enrich OSM POIs with our private partner data, or should I create two separate databases in order to not mix OSM and private partner data in our geocoder search?

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I am not a lawyer but when I had a similar situation I used two databases, one for the OSM data and one for the proprietary data. It meant that I had to do two queries and merge the results at run time which is less efficient but it also meant there was no doubt in my mind that I was properly following the OSM licensing.

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Thank you for your answer. Indeed, I think I don't have the competency to understand ODBl licensing. I will keep the two database separate and ask a lawyer if necessary

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