[OSM-dev] Attribution string (was: Licence redaction ready to begin)

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Thu Jul 12 08:10:00 BST 2012


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 08:45:38AM +0200, Igor Brejc wrote:
> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:45:38 +0200
> From: Igor Brejc <igor.brejc at gmail.com>
> To: Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com>
> Cc: "dev at openstreetmap.org" <dev at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] Attribution string (was: Licence redaction ready to
> 	begin)
> 
> Why not use TileJSON?  http://mapbox.com/developers/tilejson/

+1

I hadn't known about this before but just looked at it and it seems to be
a well thought-out and documented "standard".

> Igor
> 
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 7:12 AM, Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> >  On 07/10/2012 01:38 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> >
> > I've been wondering if it would be possible to put a fixed URL on the tile
> > and/or API servers that application programs could fetch to retrieve the
> > current attribution string for that particular tile server?  Something like
> > 0/0/0.txt or some-such that we could simply code into the tile-based
> > clients to fetch the desired string instead of coding it directly in the
> > clients?
> >
> > I think this sounds like a good idea. Rather than 0/0/0.txt, I would use a
> > name like attribution.txt or license.txt in the base directory of the tile
> > style. It allows for different attribution for different styles on the same
> > server while still having a meaningful name.
> >
> > In addition I would suggest to add an attribution.html that has the
> > attribution string as a html snippet with the correct hyperlink to the
> > license and contributors.
> >
> > If people think this is useful, I could add this to mod_tile to help
> > standardize the attribution URL.
> >
> > Kai
> >
> >
> > Since we all have to go in and change the attribution anyway, now might be
> > a really good time to make it a fetchable string.
> >
> > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> >
> > PS.  I'm proposing a plain text string that can then be integrated into a
> > client display here.  Another fixed URL per tile server could provide the
> > reference URL string so that said applications can make the text
> > attribution a link going there.
> >
> > On 7/10/2012 3:32 PM, Michael Collinson wrote:
> >
> > Hi Paul,
> >
> > We discussed this tonight at LWG
> > https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1W7eh17a7cEUilpbictKYnWJfHoxIcA1W_tPEmqvmDkcitem 5
> >
> > We do not think temporary dual-licensing is particularly practical or
> > necessary provided that we allow consumers reasonable time to make their
> > attribution string changes. We are happy to re-visit this if there is any
> > strong reason we are not seeing.
> >
> > Mike
> > LWG
> >
> > >* From: Richard Fairhurst [mailto:richard at systemeD.net <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/dev>]*>* Subject: [OSM-dev] Licence redaction ready to begin*>* *>* Once it is complete, we will be ready to distribute data under the ODbL*>* and we'll advise of that with a separate announcement. The final pre-*>* redaction dataset available under CC-BY-SA has now been generated at*>* http://planet.openstreetmap.org/planet-120704.osm.bz2 . Where data has*>* been redacted, any attempt to access it from the API or the site's*>* 'browse' pages will return a response to that effect.*
> > To transition from tiles derived from a CC BY-SA source to tiles derived
> > from a ODbL source will require changing the attribution and regenerating
> > all tiles so that CC BY-SA data is not mis-represented as being ODbL data.
> > What time period will data be available under dual licenses so that tile
> > servers will not have to reload their database then immediately delete every
> > cached tile when changing their attribution?
> >
> > When I discussed this with Frederik awhile back I suggested publishing the
> > first post-redaction planet as dual-licensed as well as one week of diffs to
> > allow tile servers to continue to serve old CC BY-SA tiles and re-render
> > over the course of a week.
> >
> > At the very least I would suggest distributing the first post-redaction
> > planet as dual-licensed for the simple reason that all the information to
> > create it will be available as CC BY-SA.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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