[OSM-talk] Using editors to indicate license preference.
osm at inbox.org
Sun Jan 17 15:38:19 GMT 2010
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:34 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2010/1/18 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> > So one person needs to anonymously download everything from OSM and put
> > up on another website which doesn't have the ODbL on it.
> What you are suggesting is shady at best, and is no better than
> someone doing that with any other copyrighted material, it doesn't
> make it any more legal to simply take it than it would be to take MS
> word uploaded somewhere.
It's certainly much more legal to copy material for which you have explicit
permission to copy than to copy material which is copyrighted and for which
you don't have permission to copy. See
a little taste.
Please refrain from making similar statements, it does nothing for the
> current thread which is a legitimate suggestion for those wanting a
> collection of PD data.
Define "PD data". You do realize most of the world's legal system doesn't
even have the concept of releasing things into the public domain, right?
In any case, why not just have a flag on each user account which says "allow
this data to be used in a database which is not under the ODbL"?
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