[OSM-legal-talk] OS Opendata & the new license
rob at robmyers.org
Fri Sep 17 13:33:50 BST 2010
On 09/17/2010 01:22 PM, David Groom wrote:
> But your missing the point. The since the CT's allow the possibility in
> the future that data might be published without attribution, then its
> impossible to contribute data (and still be acting in accordance with
> the CT's) which absolutely requires that attribution.
Data contributed on the condition that it be attributed could not be
used if that condition is not met. OSM would be breaking its side of the
bargain, and so it would lose the right to use the data.
> If you want to propose a rewrite of the CT's which has wording which
> guarantees that any data which requires attribution will be removed, and
It's implicit. Making this explicit would be a good thing, I agree, but
I'm not sure the body of the CTs needs to be any more complex. Possibly
it should be in the notes.
> find a way of making sure any data submitted which requires
> attribution is somehow marked in perpetuity so it can be identified,
> then I guess it might help with this issue.
That's also definitely a good idea. I don't know the innards of the OSM
database so I don't know how this would be handled but a tag for
attribution or its absence would preserve this information.
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