[OSM-legal-talk] Paid services from OSM
frederik at remote.org
Sat Oct 11 00:51:41 BST 2008
> If someone forks the project then the fork should be able to
> operate on exactly the same basis as the original project.
On closer inspection, this will never be possible. If you fork OSM,
under the old OR new license, you will not take the data from the
individual contributors, but from OSM. So you will always have an
attribution "stack" that goes "Cool New Database derived from
OpenStreetMap derived from 60.000 people's contributions", whereas OSM's
attribution stack is smaller by that one item.
With the current share-alike license this is more of a problem for "Cool
New Database" because a strict reading of the CC-BY-SA attribution
requirements could force "Cool New Database" to include the OSM name
next to its own on every derived product (e.g. Map) where it is suitable
to the medium, whereas the proposed ODbL is likely to have relaxed
attribution requirements for "integrated experiences".
But still the "one extra level" difference remains and could only be
removed by asking users to contribute directly to "Cool New Database".
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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