[Digikam-users] Legality of using Google API in digiKam?

Fabien fabien.ubuntu at gmail.com
Thu May 15 09:47:54 BST 2008


Peter Verthez wrote:
> [...] 
> However, somebody (not from Google) came back to me saying that the
> reason I got blocked is because it is not allowed to use the Google API
> from a non-website application.  And sure enough, that is indeed what
> their Terms and Services say.
> So, how does this add up?  Is digiKam indeed doing something illegal?
> Has this been cleared with Google, or are we using a loophole (and it
> that accepted)?  I notice that Picasa is also not using Google Maps for
> their geotagging, but interfaces with Google Earth.

I don't think there's any problem with google maps in digiKam.
Actually, digiKam itself doesn't use Google API. It just embeds a
browser (KHTML if I'm not wrong) to access this website :

So, I don't think it's against their terms of service.


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