[OSM-legal-talk] Using OSM data non-graphically
frederik at remote.org
Wed Oct 10 23:36:24 BST 2007
suppose I'd use OSM data to make statistical analyses - about the
lengths of road in certain areas compared to the total forest area,
whatever. I write a 50-page report based on my findings, in which
I go on endlessly about quality of life and whatever; then I sell the
whole thing to estate agents for £250 a copy. Oh wait, they're estate
agents, let's say £1,000 per copy.
Would you say the whole paper is a derived work that has to be
CC-BY-SA licensed, or would just the pure statistical results, i.e.
a few pages full of tables, be derived? In my brain experiment I
assume that the report bases findings on these statistics.
I'm interested in finding the line of distinction between the derived
and the combined work in this case.
If you're unhappy with the estate agents, assume I write scientific
paper which gets published in a respectable journal (and that journal
would not normally allow things to be reprinted as-is, so a CC-BY-SA
license on my paper wouldn't suit them and my scientific paper might
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