[OSM-legal-talk] The OSM licence: where we are, where we're going

Dair Grant dair at refnum.com
Tue Jan 8 10:15:15 GMT 2008

Rob Myers wrote:

>>As the front page of the wiki says, "most maps...actually have
>>legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people
>>from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways".
>A copyleft licence prevents such restrictions from being imposed.
>A PD dedication allows such restrictions to be imposed.

I'm aware of the "we need to restrict you to give you freedom" 
argument, but I don't find it convincing (no restrictions can be 
made to PD data, only to derivations of it).

I can see its merits for software, but I think statements of 
fact about the world are different.

dair at refnum.com              http://www.refnum.com/

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