[HOT] Non-Commercial Licenses

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Tue Apr 8 17:54:57 UTC 2014


It was mentioned earlier about how some groups, especially
humanitarian groups often choose to use non-commercial licenses on
their data. This of course causing an incompatibility with OSM.

There recently was a court ruling in Germany that decided that
Non-Commercial is only for personal use(1). This would mean that NC
licenses are not appropriate for humanitarian data. It will be
interesting to see if there are further court rulings.

-Kate

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140326/11405526695/german-court-says-creative-commons-non-commercial-licenses-must-be-purely-personal-use.shtml



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