[OSM-talk] Are there any other projects in a similar fork situation? (Slightly OT)
nroets at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 09:41:36 BST 2010
On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Vincent Pottier <vpottier at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/10/2010 05:51, Brendan Morley wrote:
>> I actually investigated the use of public domain principles - however
>> Australian copyright law does not allow it. The best we can do is a CC BY
>> with zero attribution. If there's anyone out there who can let me know why
>> zero attribution is not a good enough substitute for public domain, I'd like
>> to get in contact with you.
> I'm not a lawer, but I think in the French law the moral fatherhood
> (paernité morale) can't be removed. So, zero attribution can't be a ggod
> solution for France.
I am also not a lawyer, but I think some of these problems can be
solved by a little bit of legal structuring. The foundation can ask
the contributors to collect and process the data in return for some
token reward, like a little bit of CPU time. Then the contributors
will never have ownership of the data.
You can even go a step further: If one of the governments are
interested in getting directly involved, the terms and conditions of
the website can say that that government is asking you to collect the
data and process the data for some token reward. Then that government
can make it PD.
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