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

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Wed Jan 9 16:29:11 GMT 2008


Please can we keep this to legal-talk to stop discussion fragmenting? Thanks.

Longbow4u wrote:

> After the
> proposed revision of the GFDL by the Free Software Foundation our maps will
> probably be compatible with Wikipedia. If we would go for another copyleft
> licence this compatibility would not materialise.

Our maps are already available for inclusion in Wikipedia and it's  
inconceivable that this would change - see earlier posting to  
legal-talk. I think your posting is good evidence of a widespread  
truth: there is no way that OSM contributors would ever countenance a  
change that would stop Wikipedia using our maps.

If Wikipedia does change to CC-BY-SA, its Collective Work provision  
will certainly allow Wikipedia to continue using OSM maps, whether OSM  
uses CC-BY-SA, ODCL, public domain or whatever.


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