[OSM-legal-talk] Share alike
80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 13:42:48 GMT 2010
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>wrote:
> 80n wrote:
> > I see the example. Are you saying that this is a problem? It
> > looks perfectly fine to me.
> Depends what you mean by "problem".
> If I were to contrast Scenario A (applying styles programmatically as in
> geowiki.com example, and delivering it via a Flash applet) and Scenario B
> (applying styles manually in, say, Illustrator, and delivering it as a
> JPEG), it strikes me as silly that the scope of CC-BY-SA differs when the
> end result - pixels on a screen - is the same for the user.
> If I were to contrast what I actually _do_ with map data (OS, not OSM),
> which is to take Scenario B (takes approximately 15 minutes) and then
> continue by generalising, labelling, dropping in pull-outs, and so on
> about four whole evenings and a bunch of knowledge, skill and personal
> judgement, none of which is at all connected to OSM), than I'd say that
> CC-BY-SA's scope here crosses the line from "silly" to "batshit insane".
There's a disconnect in your argument. Your evenings of effort and your
knowledge, skill and personal judgement and not subject to CC-BY-SA
licensing and are irrelevant. The end product of all that effort is the
thing that is relevant. That end product benefits from one of it's inputs
(OSM content) and the rules for using that is that you should share alike
and provide attribution. Neither of which subtract from or devalue your
knowledge, skill and personal judgement. They are still yours to re-use in
making another map.
It's simple enough to me. If you don't like the rules then start with a
different base map.
> So if by "are you saying this is a problem?" you mean "do you think this
> loophole should be closed?", no, I don't. I simply think it renders
> an ever more ridiculous licence for OSM.
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