[OSM-legal-talk] Rules for the foundation to hold data assigned to it under
frederik at remote.org
Fri Jul 20 23:28:27 BST 2007
>> PD data will always be free
> It's trivial to convert PD data to restrictively-licensed data.
That doesn't make the original PD data any less free.
> How many people make their own geodata public domain just so they can
> contribute it to the TIGER dataset?
Can one contribute to TIGER? I always thought this was a
government-published thing and contributions were about as welcome as my
own essays for the CIA world fact book.
> How many just take the TIGER dataset, make a few mods, and sell it with a
> restrictive license?
As far as I am aware, many companies are doing just that (creating
something restricted, derived from TIGER, and sell it), while at the
same time TIGER data is a valuable basis for free software (e.g.
So what point are you trying to make? Has someone sued roadnav.sf.net
for using TIGER data, or what?
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