[OSM-legal-talk] CC Attribution Share Alike License with OSMF exception

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Fri Sep 5 18:35:19 BST 2008


Brian Quinion wrote:
> So my questions is this:  would it be possible for the contributors to
> OSM (in addition to releasing the data as CC-By-SA) to also grant a
> license to the OSMF to use the data for ANY purpose? 

It would be possible for contributors to, certainly. Whether they would
all want to is another question entirely.

> Is this just stupid, or is this an easy way out of the bind the
> project now seems to find itself in?  I guess it really comes down to
> if people would be willing to trust OSMF...

It's definitely not a way which deserves the label "easy" :-)

Gerv




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