[OSM-legal-talk] License clarification question
sebastian at kurfuerst.eu
Fri Dec 19 08:08:03 GMT 2008
I am working for a small startup company which wants to provide
geographical information for tourism areas. We intend to produce an
online map-widget like you have at your website, and want to add a
custom overlay of touristically relevant POIs (Hotels, Guest houses,
Restaurants, ...). If you click onto one of these overlay icons, there
will be a popup with additional information, photos, prices, opening
The POI information is stored separately (in a separate Database
table) from the OSM-based way / polygon data.
We are currently evaluating the use of OpenStreetMap data as a basis
(for roads, hiking trails, ...)
Now my questions:
- Do I get it right that the current license is CC-by-SA 2.0? And you
want to switch to the new Open Data License? Is there any timeframe
when this switch will be done?
- As I understood it, we'll have to publish all of our modifications /
additions on the underlying OpenStreetmap Data, f.e. as JOSM XML file.
We are happy that this information can flow back to the OpenStreetMap
Is this correct as I see it?
- However, the POI information (where the POI is located, and the
additional meta-data which is displayed in some kind of "popup
bubble") does not have to be published under the same CC-by-SA license
- is this correct?
If the meta-data needs to be published under the CC-by-SA license as
well, that would be a major issue for our company - that's why some
clarifications would be really nice.
Thanks a lot for your help,
you OpenStreetMap guys rock,
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