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

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Sat Apr 26 10:28:20 BST 2008

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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.

IMHO having to waste some of the screen for a permanent copyright would
be enough reason for us to change our license. The Google maps mobile
app certainly doesn't do this.

Under a sensible license, it would be fine to include information about
the data license as part of the software license displayed by the
installer. Once installed, it's the user's responsibility, as with any
other piece of software.

If the license requires something on screen whenever a map is visible,
we need to change license. I hope that it doesn't but I am not a lawyer.

Robert (Jamie) Munro

Ps. I think it's completely legit to talk about it here, but I wouldn't
take what people say here as definitive - check with the foundation or
with a lawyer who knows about CC licenses.
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