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

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat Apr 26 11:16:18 BST 2008


> 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.

It's always the same story; the license text says that 

(quote on)

You must keep intact all copyright notices for the Work and give the
Original Author credit reasonable to the medium or means You are
utilizing by conveying the name (or pseudonym if applicable) of the
Original Author if supplied; the title of the Work if supplied; to the
extent reasonably practicable, the Uniform Resource Identifier, if
any, that Licensor specifies to be associated with the Work, unless
such URI does not refer to the copyright notice or licensing
information for the Work; and in the case of a Derivative Work, a
credit identifying the use of the Work in the Derivative Work (e.g.,
"French translation of the Work by Original Author," or "Screenplay
based on original Work by Original Author").

(end quote)

It all depends on what is thought to be 'reasonable to the medium'.
Most of all, it isn't even in the Foundation's powers to define what
is reasonable for a certain medium - the licensor of OSM data is not
the foundation, but you and me and the other mappers, each of whom
might have a different idea.

And with these words I hand over to Richard F who will tell you how
all this is hoped to improve in the future :-)


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