[OSM-legal-talk] Popper attribution on mobile map?

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Fri Apr 25 15:48:21 BST 2008


I've raised it for our next foundation board meeting which is on the  
22nd of May and will get back to you directly afterward, until then  
please follow mapmytracks lead.

On 25 Apr 2008, at 15:42, SteveC wrote:

>
> On 25 Apr 2008, at 10:28, Martijn Pannevis wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>> My first mail to the legal list, I'm mainly active on the dutch OSM
>> list.
>> We develop a mobile (and web) application, called Nulaz.:
>> http://www.nulaz.com.
>> It uses OSM data for the maps on mobile, as can be seen at
>> http://www.nulaz.com/images/homepage/screenshot.png
>> We currently say in the About menu that we do that, but it was
>> suggested
>> that we place a text on the actual map.
>
> Martijn it wasn't just suggested, it was the chairman of the
> foundation and the guy who started the thing so I'm somewhat
> dissapointed that you've chosen this route. If you want to make it
> concrete you should contact your legal team, a mailing list is not the
> right forum for a question like this. We have debated it here in the
> past and not reached a consensus (if anything, the opposite). With the
> current license process this will also change. I will get this issue
> raised as an agenda item with the Foundation board at our next meeting
> and get back to you.
>
>> I wonder if there are any rules, or at least guidelines, on doing
>> that?
>> The wiki page on attribution,
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution is pretty low on
>> content.
>> Mapmytracks puts it on the bottom of the screen (
>> http://www.mapmytracks.com/about/screenshots ).
>> However, we have buttons there. On large resolutions it might fit
>> between them, but on smaller phones it certainly won't.
>> We are currently thinking about putting it on the side of the
>> screen, 90
>> degrees tilted, as a transparent image.
>> Any suggestions?
>> We certainly want to keep OSM 'happy', and oblige to it's license,  
>> but
>> we do want to have some agreement on what is allowed and what not.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Martijn Pannevis.
>> Nulaz CTO.
>>
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>
> Best
>
> Steve
>
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Best

Steve





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