OpenStreetMap is an open initiative to create and provide free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them.
The OpenStreetMap Foundation is an international non-profit organisation supporting but not controlling the project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data and to providing geospatial data for anybody to use and share.
OpenStreetMap Foundation was incorporated by the registrar of companies for England and Wales on August 22nd, 2006 as a company limited by guarantee. The company registration number is 5912761.