[OSM-talk] No attribution on osm.org?
osm at floris.nu
Fri Mar 9 13:59:38 GMT 2012
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> The attribution situation hasn't changed since, like, forever.
> There is a big "Copyright & License" link next to the map, leading to a page
> that contains details about the legal situation - including the license, a
> link to the license text, and contributors. This is a perfectly appropriate
> style of attribution.
> Unless you are referring to the fact that we don't list all individual
> contributors by name, but that hasn't ever been treated as a reasonably
> expected part of attributing our maps.
I was indeed wrong that something changed in the attribution recently,
probably the recent layout change made me think so.
I do still think osm.org should set the example and also include the
attribution we ask from others. Someone implementing OSM on their
site might think "Hey osm.org doesn't have attribution / copyright, so
it's probably not needed."
Juridical it's problably right the way it is now but as you can read in the
reply, I'm not the only one who thinks it should be there.
I fiddled around with the code and it's no problem to just add it, but I'm
hesitant to submit a patch if the majority doesn't agree.
Should I set up a poll?
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