[Legal-general] Who would start using an OSM PD repository?
80n80n at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 16:21:59 BST 2010
One of the ways I might consider contributing to a PD dataset would be if it
were possible to license basic elements such as roads and landuse as PD but
retain more detailed elements as CC-BY-SA.
A basic road layout is pretty much a commodity these days whereas some of
the very detailed micro-mapping that requires the exploration of every
back-alley has greater value and deserves (IMHO) greater protection.
I'm thinking there could be mechanism that allowed basic elements to be PD
licensed, but still enabled POIs and more detailed elements to be maintained
under a different license. This is a variation on the differently licensed
layers scheme, with a bit more structure for what gets stored under each
license (perhaps each user might choose differently).
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM, TimSC <mapping at sheerman-chase.org.uk>wrote:
> Yeah the database approach is pretty cool - all the tools from the main OSM
> can be reused.
> I did have a thought, which is probably obvious to everyone already. The
> OSM dev server has rails and databases are available. It is also has apache
> configured to render rails pages (I guess using passenger). But it does say
> on the wiki to not install big web apps, and I would imaging the rails port
> would qualify as big. From my personal experience, the load on the dev
> server is generally light(?). (At least as far as I can tell in munin) So
> in principle, no new hardware or serious reconfiguration is needed for a
> test database.
> Who was saying OSM was a do-ocracy?...
> This would obviously not be a practical solution, if it became popular. But
> looking around for 3rd party options looks more attractive, if we get the
> cold shoulder from OSMF.
> On 29/07/10 22:23, Sunburned Surveyor wrote:
>> I've had some time to consider your questions. After some serious
>> thought I realize that a database is the best way to store a seamless
>> geospatial data set.
>> It doesn't sound like your getting a lot of love from the OSMF board.
>> :] You can contact me if you want to explore the idea of setting up an
>> expiremental PD database.
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