2012/1/2 Kai Krueger <kakrueger(a)gmail.com>om>:
I was wondering if there currently is something like a
policy". I.e. a policy about who can use tiles served from the
toolserver and how many tiles they are allowed to request?
FWIW, quite some time ago, I asked River about this on IRC (back when
the first reports of heavy scraping on osm.org
appeared), and he said
that there wasn't a policy like that, and that scraping wasn't a
problem so far.
OpenStreetMap's tile usage policy can be found at
I have always told people that they should use this policy for the
hikebike and hillshading tiles when they asked if they could use them
in their app or on their website.