[OSM-legal-talk] Re: [OSM-talk] about freedom in PD/BSD/MIT/Apache
thomas at walraet.com
Sat Jul 8 00:25:24 BST 2006
Lars Aronsson a écrit :
> With this reasoning, I don't really understand how you draw the
> line to the "NC" component of the CC license. What if the
> marketing guy says "wait, they have a CC-SA license" and then they
> find a way to comply with that, just like Red Hat Linux complies
> with GPL or like the publisher Directmedia Gmbh in Berlin complies
> with GFDL when they publish the German Wikipedia on DVD. What if a
> company complies with the viral license and still makes a lot of
> money from our unpaid work, is that ok?
Share-Alike, aka copyleft, is not something made to forbid commercial
uses. ("viral" is not very pleasant)
With copyleft and attribution, every company that use OSM data help the
project by spreading our work and increasing OSM notoriety.
I have no problem with a company making lot of money from our work if
they comply with the license.
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