[OSM-legal-talk] Appropriate License For Supplemental Data
Iván Sánchez Ortega
ivan at sanchezortega.es
Wed Sep 3 20:18:26 BST 2008
El Miércoles, 3 de Septiembre de 2008, Sunburned Surveyor escribió:
> Does anyone see a problem with releasing this information under the
> same license as the OSM vector data? What about using a different
> Creative Commons License? Would this create a conflict?
Please have a look at:
(If the link fails, that's section 2.15 in the CC FAQ)
In other words, if you want that data to be used in OSM with no issues, you
should license it with a PD, CC-by, or CC-by-sa license.
Also, keep in mind that releasing anything under any license doesn't mean that
you lose the rights to it, particularly the rights to re-license it. For
example, if you release some data under CC-by-sa, you can then sell that same
data, and you can then publish it under PD. That's called "dual licensing",
and it's the tool that artists who publish under CC-by-nc use for selling
their works and making money.
I say this because a new license, the Open Database License (ODbL) is in the
works, and OSM will eventually adopt it for the vector data, AFAIK. It means
that you might have to re-license the supplemental data under a license
compatible with the details of the ODbL, which may not be a CC-by-sa.
Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>
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