[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...


That is ridiculously interesting.

So they're proposing that a database like ours could be covered by the  
Open Database Licence  
and the contents of it could be covered by the 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?


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