But you're forgetting something important about OpenStreetMap that someone much wiser than me said:
For years, the #OpenStreetMap community has taken a “better safe than sorry” approach to what sources are acceptable, and erred on the side of not using something with questionable copyright/database rights status.
So yeah, maybe technically, if you squint your eyes, and you copy from GSV, and add things, Google Inc. isn't going to sue you, and the cops won't kick down your door if you do it just this one time. But the #OSM standard is to not do that.
@amapanda I wouldn't put it past them to add some kind of trap feature to Street View, like the old trap streets that used to appear in A-Z maps
change the name of a store slightly, remove a bollard from the middle of the road, that sort of thing
@ak editing the *images* in Google Street View? I know they blur some things, but I don't think they'd go as far as adding/removing a bollard from all relevant images...
Who knows though...
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