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AFAIK, OSM is not happy when you use their tile servers for large commercial projects like DDG[0], so DDG would have to run, maintain and update that whole infrastructure themselves. For a service of their size it would probably require at least a dedicated engineer.

With Apple Maps, they just have to include some JavaScript and Apple deals with all of that.

[0] https://operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/tiles/




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