[OSM-legal-talk] Fwd: [ORG-discuss] Open Data Commons draft licence

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Tue Sep 25 09:27:37 BST 2007


Tom Chance wrote:

> FYI...

Wow.

That is ridiculously interesting.

So they're proposing that a database like ours could be covered by the  
Open Database Licence  
(http://www.opencontentlawyer.com/open-data/open-database-licence/),  
and the contents of it could be covered by the Factual Info Licence  
(http://www.opencontentlawyer.com/open-data/open-data-commons-factual-info-licence/).

Legally it looks very cleverly drafted (but then, IANAL) - interested  
to note that Charlotte Waelde is involved. And it seems to suit OSM  
very well indeed, addressing many of the issues we've had.  
Derivative/collective and database right/copyright are both very  
clearly addressed, and at heart, it's still a BY-SA licence. Though  
there isn't much specific on attribution, the split into the two  
licences effectively answers that AFAICT.

What does anyone else think?

cheers
Richard





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