Talk:OsmAnd

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Data Privacy[edit]

On Fdroid.org you can read a warning that Osmand tracks you, meaning transmitting continiously personal data. I did not find any remark/explanation on Osmands page which is: strange. At last for european visitors. Does anybody have any information on this? If it is a nondeclared tracking I would like to ad it in a "Controversial"- section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.130.52.225 (talk) 15:21, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

I agree to that being controversial if it is true. Maybe you could simply add the information that fdroid states this information, with exact source, in such a controversy/controversial section? I.e. not state it as a fact that it tracks, but state it as a fact that fdroid says it tracks. Then others that know more can add information or further sources later. --Jhertel (talk) 15:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
I can't locate any fdroid.org article reporting the above, but as a long time user of OsmAnd+ - although not with any development involvement - I have not seen any indication that there is any undeclared online tracking within the app. There are indeed two options for doing so: one is the OsMo plugin which interfaces with http://osmo.mobi for personal and group tracking; however, this plugin is not enabled by default and to use it it has to be explictly activated and also the user needs to register at the website. There is also an option to send online tracking to an online service, but this has to be configured (there is no default) and it operates only while GPX recording is active (an explicit user action). So I doubt that there is anything untoward or without user consent going on. Threefoursixninefour (talk) 17:18, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
This warning has been removed sometime between Sep 2015 and Jan 2016. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.246.134.125 (talk) 13:58, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

This page was recently proposed for deletion as not being a generally notable topic. One of the primary requirements for notability (WP:GNG) is "Significant Coverage". I have already included several pages in the "Reviews/Tutorials" section that were created by 3rd parties and focused around this software package.

Additionally if you look at the "Reception" section, you will see that this software package is extremely popular among users, with between 100k-500k downloads from the google store alone plus many more from other sources.

Finally, the term "osmand" which isn't widely used outside of this project gets almost half a million page hits on google. Browsing through many of the results on page 20+ indicates that there are indeed many hundreds of web pages around this topic.

Teeks99 (talk) 11:40, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

GPL[edit]

How does a paid version comply with a GLP licence? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Muroshi (talkcontribs) 11:21, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Assuming that you mean the GNU General Public License (GPL), there is nothing there that forbids selling a GPL work as long as the source is made available. Since the source of OsmAnd is available on GitHub, this condition is met. Threefoursixninefour (talk) 21:28, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
The software isn't available under GPLv3. It's available under "GPLv3 with exception", the exception restricting diffusion of the software to Google Play, Apple Store and Amazon marketplaces. --Dereckson (talk) 19:21, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Copyright holders can choose to make their work available under several licenses. See dual licensing. --KAMiKAZOW (talk) 15:43, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes, but here, none of these licenses are open source. --Dereckson (talk) 20:22, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Doesn't matter. They can relicense their own copyrighted work as they see fit. Their contribution rules to only accept code under MIT License also totally permits this. --KAMiKAZOW (talk) 20:44, 12 October 2017 (UTC)