[OSM-dev] Legal question about attribution text on smartphone

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Fri Apr 21 10:10:19 UTC 2017

On 21/04/17 01:52, Stadin, Benjamin wrote:
> I have a legal question about showing the attribution text on
> smartphones where the size of the view is limited. Is it ok to have our
> own logo clickable, and show a full web page with attribution when
> clicked? See the screenshot below (logo is in the lower left). Having
> two logos or an additional info button doesn’t fit well from both
> usability and design perspective.

Section 4.3 of the ODbL licence covers the "attribution" aspect:

 > if you Publicly Use a
 > Produced Work, You must include a notice associated with the Produced 
 > reasonably calculated to make any Person that uses, views, accesses,
 > interacts with, or is otherwise exposed to the Produced Work aware that
 > Content was obtained from the Database, Derivative Database, or the 
 > as part of a Collective Database, and that it is available under this
 > License.

So I dunno? Maybe? There could be ways around it if you don't want to 
include it on every map page. Does your app have a loading/spash screen? 
Including an attribution there, which is shown every time the app is 
started might meet the requirements.

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