[OSM-legal-talk] Would The ODbL and BY-SA Clash In A Database Extracted From a BY-SA Produced Work?
frederik at remote.org
Fri Sep 3 20:10:04 BST 2010
> Ah, if you meant "Covered Database" you shouldn't have said "database"
> :). Produced Work and Covered Database are mutually exclusive.
> Produced Work and database are not.
The ODbL itself does not draw a clear line between Covered Database and
Produced Work. A common definition of the term "database" as given e.g.
in the EU database directive would apply even to a PNG fie, whereas we
clearly do not want a map tile to be considered a database. Then again a
PNG that simply contains a coded version of the full database would
certainly be a database as far as we're concerned.
This is something that we the project have to define, and the current
suggestion of LWG is
"If it was intended for the extraction of the original data, then it is
a database and not a Produced Work. Otherwise it is a Produced Work."
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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