[OSM-legal-talk] Popper attribution on mobile map?
openstreetmap at panman.nl
Fri Apr 25 16:50:00 BST 2008
> On 25 Apr 2008, at 10:28, Martijn Pannevis wrote:
>> My first mail to the legal list, I'm mainly active on the dutch OSM
>> We develop a mobile (and web) application, called Nulaz.:
>> It uses OSM data for the maps on mobile, as can be seen at
>> We currently say in the About menu that we do that, but it was
>> 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.
Steve, I have great respect for the things you have done and are doing
with OSM, and certainly didn't want to annoy you.
I didn't mention your name because we had a private talk about this, and
I didn't want to bring up a private discussion with you without your
consent. Maybe suggested was the wrong choice of words.
As I said before, we do want to adhere to the OSM license, and support
OSM. I only wanted to know if there was more information somewhere on
what would be seen as 'right', as that currently is pretty sparse.
We have a lot of constrains on our application: there are not many
mapping applications I know of that do support a 128*160 pixel screen,
and still show a map on that.
We want to show as much map as possible, 2 buttons, and the licence text
in a space about as big as the OSM logo on the wiki.
Thats why I asked if placing it on the side of the map would be ok.
Let me say this again: I didn't want to annoy anyone, we do want to
adhere to the OSM license, but I just want to know how to do that best.
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