[OSM-legal-talk] OBbL and forks
osm at inbox.org
Tue Dec 8 15:43:36 GMT 2009
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 7:40 AM, <mapping at sheerman-chase.org.uk> wrote:
>> A quick question for the legal people: does ODbL allow the project to
>> be forked?
> Technically, it does. But remember that the OSMF is granted a special
> license in addition to the ODbL. Any fork would be at a major disadvantage
> as it wouldn't have that special license.
Hmm, also, my reading of the contributor terms is that the ODbL license is
not granted to the public, but only to the OSMF. OSMF then in turn
sublicenses the database to the public under the ODbL. Is this correct?
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