[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] linz dataset for nz - attribution methods summary

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 20:32:39 BST 2008

On 08/04/2008, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > if we are going to have an 'attribution' page on the wiki[1], with the
> > > fine print regarding sources of various chunks of data, would a link
> > > to it be possible, on the main map page? titled say 'data attribution'
> > > or 'data sources'?
> >
> >  Have you got a definition of "main map page"?  If the cycle map

www.openstreetmap.org . the page with the map

> >  became more popular than the main site (generally, or in NZ) would
> >  the agreement you're after force its admins to add links?  Or on

well, osm don't control the cycle map (i think), but cc-by-sa says
they have to attribute the data sources, so yes, under the terms of
the license they have chosen to use, they must attribute.

> >  the other side, if you specify "on www.openstreetmap.org" what if
> >  the project renames?

this is very htpotthetical, but it doesn't really matter - the point
is to have a link to attribution data at the place where people
view/download/whatever the data. if the map page changes, the link
gets moved to the new map page

> Actually *every* published map that uses OSM data, including OSM's own maps
> must satisfy the attribution requirement.  That's what the BY clause in the
> CC-BY-SA means.
> Anyone publishing OSM data must provide attribution: "You must attribute the
> work in the manner specified by the author or licensor" is what Creative
> Commons actually says.  The attribution page on the wiki at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution would
> seem like a simple and convenient way of achieving this.

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