[OSM-talk] open data
nick at hogweed.org
Thu Sep 21 13:46:15 BST 2006
On Thursday 21 Sep 2006 13:19, Paul Dixon wrote:
> > ...In this scenario, the licencing that would
> > suit both the publisher and OSM would be one where the *maps* themselves
> > would remain free (i.e. the publisher couldn't prevent someone
> > photocopying the *maps*), yet the remainder of the book could be under
> > whatever copyright suited the publisher. i.e. the OSM licence doesn't
> > "spread" to the rest of the book.
> I think this may already be possible under the CC licence - the map
> itself is a derived work and must be properly attributed, but the book
> of maps is collective work, and therefore need not be share-alike.
I think I've heard that before, though it was one of those "grey areas", so to
speak. If that's the case I'd have no problem with the current licence - but
to enable some of the OSM/commercial mashups mentioned on this thread, I'd
still favour the straight CC/BY licence.
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