[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] Meaning of
richard at systemeD.net
Wed Apr 30 13:12:16 BST 2008
[moved to legal-talk]
Jeffrey Martin wrote:
> First is that someone can include public domain material
> in their own work and not tell the reader. The reader then does not
> that they can copy or make derivative works from those public domain
> without permission.
> Second, derivative works are now under a new copyright and no longer
> free (libre).
It's well-trodden ground, but the point is really that those of us with
a strong PD ethos actually don't see either of the above as a problem.
The first can, of course, be "solved" by an attribution-only licence
which is otherwise very close to PD.
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