[OSM-legal-talk] legal FAQ license
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Thu Oct 14 02:37:59 BST 2010
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> If one million
> users each make a non-copyrightable contribution to OSM under CC-BY-SA then
> I can take those one million contributions and use them in any way I want
> because if they are not copyrightable then CC-BY-SA doesn't have any effect.
> However if I put those same one million contributions into a database
> protected by ODbL, then they are likely to form a "substantial" extract and
> thus they cannot be extracted outside of ODbL terms.
How does one go about turning an ordinary database into "a database
protected by ODbL"?
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