[OSM-legal-talk] Results from license debate - assing (c) to OSMF

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Tue Jul 17 21:44:19 BST 2007

Frederik Ramm wrote:

> I used "giving money" as an example but if you prefer you could 
> also think about someone who has mapped half of London for the 
> project and now wants to make a printed mash-up with non-free 
> data.

That's a perfectly fine argument.  It's just that the money issue 
is perhaps even more of a sore toe to step on than the licensing 
issue itself.  We just saw the money issue surface a few weeks ago 
with the (now removed) Mappam ads.

Perhaps related to PD is an event reported yesterday on Slashdot: 
There is a new version of the Open Library website.  With this 
version (found on http://demo.openlibrary.org) the project has 
redefined itself as a global free library catalog.  (Before it 
used to be a display website for out-of-copyright books scanned by 
the Open Content Alliance.)  It's not spelled out in clear, but 
the website seems to assume that book metadata (library catalogs) 
should be public domain.

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

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