richard at systemeD.net
Tue Jul 10 14:35:37 BST 2007
Peter Miller wrote:
> Btw, who would you say was the Licensor for planet.osm was in the text you
> quote? "to the extent reasonably practicable, the Uniform Resource
> Identifier, if any, that *Licensor* specifies to be associated with the
Erk. I'd guess (IANAL &c.) that the licensors are the individual OSM
contributors (through the derived work provisions) and OSMF (as the
creator of planet.osm).
Fortunately, both the contributors and OSMF specify
www.openstreetmap.org as the URI to be associated with it!
> Also, do you think that listing the Original Authors on the OSM web site
> would be an appropriate interpretation of "give the Original Author credit
> reasonable to the medium or means You are utilizing by conveying the name
> (or pseudonym if applicable) of the Original Author if supplied"
The attribution-of-original-authors part of CC-BY-* is the bit I feel
least confident about. I'd agree with your suggestion _if_ the licence
doesn't insist that every contributor has to be credited. But it's a
bit of a stretch to reinterpret "conveying the name" as "conveying the
URL of a webpage where the name is listed" - especially for paper maps.
Look at wikitravel.org for an example of the problem. They're CC-BY-SA
licensed, and to comply with the attribution requirement, every page
footer has a list of contributors to that particular page. (In the
very longest lists, this is abbreviated slightly, by means of an
'...and [[others]]' link.) We don't do that.
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