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