[Imports] Nepal VDC's boundaries import

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sun May 17 18:02:19 UTC 2015

Hi Arch,

While interesting, I have never seen this point mentioned in any CC-BY 
to OSM discussions and would, I think, preclude using any type of 
license data but CC0.

When we get permission to include data in OSM, we do so under the 
understanding OSM uses the ODbL and ask the people who have copyright to 
the data to agree to ODbl terms, not some hypothetical future possible 
license terms, which would be impossible.

Respectfully, this argument seems not applicable and reading pnorman's 
links does not seem to be the basis for the current discussion.


On 5/17/2015 7:36 PM, arch_arch at t-online.de wrote:
> 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."
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/License/Contributor_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
> -----Original-Nachricht-----
> 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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