[OSM-legal-talk] US local government data: negotiating license?

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Oct 6 20:32:30 BST 2008


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Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Gervase Markham wrote:
>>> After xxxx, the trail data will be merged into a global public
>>> database called OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is a non-commercial
>>> project
>> No, it's not - or, at least, to claim this is to suggest that the data
>> is only used non-commercially, which is definitely wrong.
> 
> I had the same thoughts when reading the text, but later it says that 
> the data can be used by anyone for any purpose as long as they comply 
> with attribution and sharing requirements, and with that proviso I think 
> it is ok (and true!) to say that OSM is a non-commercial project.

"Volunteer" project? "Open Source" project? "Community" project?

- - Rob.
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