[Imports] Nepal VDC's boundaries import

arch_arch at t-online.de arch_arch at t-online.de
Sun May 17 17:36:37 UTC 2015

Hello Rafael,

cc-by may be compatible with the ODbL but when you create an OSM account you agree with the Contributor Terms:

"You hereby grant to OSMF a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable licence to do any act that is restricted by copyright, database right or any related right over anything within the Contents, whether in the original medium or any other. These rights explicitly include commercial use, and do not exclude any field of endeavour. These rights include, without limitation, the right to sub-license the work through multiple tiers of sub-licensees and to sue for any copyright violation directly connected with OSMF's rights under these terms."

The license of OpenStreetMap can change in the future. For example it's possible that the OSMF releases the database as CC0 which is cleary incompatible with any cc-by license.

Regards, Arch

Betreff: Re: [Imports] Nepal VDC's boundaries import
Datum: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:33:33 +0200
Von: Rafael Avila Coya <ravilacoya at gmail.com>
An: imports at openstreetmap.org

Relatively to arguments that the CC-by 3.0 license is incompatible
with the ODbL, I add here an e-mail of Sarah Hinchliff Pearson, Senior
counsel of Creative Commons [1], where she answers this question quite
very clearly: "we do not think CC BY is incompatible with the ODbL.
People can remix BY-licensed databases and license them under the ODbL".

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