[OSM-legal-talk] mention the original creator

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Sat Sep 20 21:32:34 BST 2008


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Frederik Ramm wrote:

> I would nevertheless like to change the wording to:
> 
> "you can do what you like with the data, so long as you mention the 
> original *source*"
> 
> which, IMHO, reflects the existing ambiguity better. ("creator" is wrong 
> in any case, as a strict reading of CC-BY-SA would require mentioning 
> every contributor, not only the initial creator.)
> 
> Can I make this edit without starting an edit war?

It's a very sensible change and would make life a lot easier.

But I don't think it fits BY-SA 2.0 and the OSM contributor agreement.

I would recommend concentrating on the "appropriate to the medium"
clause instead.

- - Rob.
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