[OSM-legal-talk] CC-BY-SA for source data, other license for rendered derivatives

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Wed Mar 7 19:39:46 GMT 2007

Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> SteveC wrote:
>> First, the assumption that plotting points on a map is a derivative
>> work is one I question. If the points are sourced from GPS or
>> something, then you already know the lat/lon of the points. You're not
>> making a derivative in just overlaying some dots. In fact, one legal
>> off the record opinion I got said that deriving a point wasn't a
>> derivative work either as you were deriving a fact. IMHO IANAL IANAC.
> Hey, you're meant to be the one who decries IANAL in all its  
> manifestations. :)

Yeah I feel that it's somehow ok on this list... maybe it should be 
renamed geowanking-legal? :-D

> AIUI substantial referencing of points from the OSM db _could_ be an  
> infringement of database right.

ahhhhh. That would happen if we were reverse engineering existing points 
though right - not if there's no node where I click and say 'pollution 
monitory doodadthing here'?

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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