80n80n at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 14:11:35 BST 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> In message <8fcd02310804070519o2582871fia9a5f34f4090b0ed at mail.gmail.com>
> 80n80n at gmail.com wrote:
> > Up to now there has not been any official guidance on how to comply with
> > attribution clause of our CC-BY-SA license. This means that people
> > try to do something that they hope is acceptable or they do nothing.
> > of OSM's own outputs fall into the latter category (for example, the API
> > the planet dump) which sets a bad example for others.
> > At the very least we should be providing advice and guidance on how
> users of
> > the data can comply with the attribution requirement when they publish
> > data.
> > I'd like to propose that we make the following statement:
> > "If you publish OpenStreetMap data you can satisfy the attribution
> > requirement of the license by linking to or referencing
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution"
> > Discuss.
> I understand the logic of using that URL in terms of wanting to
> comply with attribution requirements for any data we import (though
> personally I don't think it should be in the wiki for fairly obvious
> reasons) but in terms of making the attribution advertise our project
> that is not a good URL to use.
We need a place for contributors to be able to add their preferred/required
form of attribution text. A page wiki makes that easy to maintain as anyone
who wants their own specific form of attribution can add their details
> I would certainly prefer that people using our data provide a link
> to www.openstreetmap.org or the top level wiki index page as that
> would do a better job of advertising our project to people that follow
> the attribution link, which is surely the whole point of us wanting
The purpose of this is not advertisement of the OSM project. It is so that
users can comply with the terms of our license - users of our data have an
obligation to provide attribution.
I would prefer a url like attribution.openstreetmap.org or
www.openstreetmap.org/attribution but it should still, IMHO, point to the
same wiki page.
> Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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