Can I develop using OsmAnd source code?
OsmAnd is protected by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) and GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 3 with an exception.
We strongly insist that you read https://github.com/osmandapp/Osmand/blob/master/LICENSE in order to comply with the law protecting the OsmAnd application.
The code in that repository is mainly covered by GPLv3, except some 3rd party libs and resources, please double check the full list.
Please be aware that some artwork has a proprietary license
EXCEPTION of GPLv3: Publishing applications using the OsmAnd GPLv3 code to any Application stores: Google Play, Amazon Market, Apple Store, Huawei AppGallery, Samsung Galaxy Store and etc. should be done with written permission.
OsmAnd visual elements
Copyright: OsmAnd BV
All visual elements in OsmAnd applications, such as icons, banners, etc. are protected by the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license. Thus, you must meet certain rules concerning them. You must indicate that OsmAnd company does not endorse your work and is not connected to it.
If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the results. This means that the visual content of OsmAnd app and its elements can not be changed and then distributed. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license applies to all graphic elements used in the software. To use them, you need to give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.
You must give appropriate credit to the original OsmAnd content: indicate the use of the original OsmAnd content. In particular, you need to add this information:
- Title: OsmAnd Maps & Navigation
- Link to license https://github.com/osmandapp/Osmand/blob/master/LICENSE
Also, it is prohibited to use any OsmAnd visual elements for commercial purposes without a special agreement with the author.
For example, you can use the visual content of the application to make a new app that will be distributed for non-commercial purposes in case you mention OsmAnd properly in the application information, but it is forbidden to sell that application or change the original icons and other visual elements.
OsmAnd source code
Copyright: OsmAnd BV
OsmAnd source code is open and is protected by the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 3 with an exception.
The basic rights it provides are the following: you can run the application for any purpose, you have the freedom to view the application's source code, study the way the app works and change that source code, you can freely distribute the source code of the application or its changed versions.
However, you are obliged to ensure free access to the code you produced if you change the OsmAnd source code and distribute the results of your work. Also, the visual elements of OsmAnd application are protected by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) that eliminates any possibility of derivatives upon those elements and you must ensure compliance with that license.
To eliminate any misreading of the licences, we strongly encourage you to read the full versions before developing your own projects based on OsmAnd or somehow related to it.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, Version 3
Good luck with your work.