[OSM-legal-talk] Progressing OSM to a new dataLicence regime
steve at asklater.com
Wed Feb 6 12:02:49 GMT 2008
On 6 Feb 2008, at 11:59, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:52:24AM +0100, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>>> Let us drop all this nonsense and concentrate on drawing up the
>>> guidelines - saying what we consider ok and what not - instead of
>>> fantasizing about having legal powers to enforce anything.
>> I don't get it : you go on about how license such and such is
>> possibly unenforceable and then you propose moral guidelines
>> that are 100% guaranteed not enforceable. I fail to see progress.
> Well my position is the enlightened one: We can't enforce anything,
Why do you think we can't enforce anything?
> Someone brought up 80n's example of how in tiles at home, we actually
> use a big PNG image with one pixel for each Level-12 tile as a
> database, telling us which tiles are land tiles and which are sea
> tiles. So there's a database for you; at the same time, we say that
> images created from OSM data (mashups etc) are not databases in the
> sense of the license. This is one of, I'm sure, many points that will
> never be solved clearly and properly.
That's what we have case law for though?
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