[OSM-legal-talk] mention the original creator
frederik at remote.org
Sun Sep 21 18:40:10 BST 2008
Rob Myers wrote:
> 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*"
> 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.
Hm, I see that the license text itselfs speaks of "Original Author".
Which makes sense, because in the terms of the license, if you make a
change to a node, then you have crated a derived work, and you must
credit the original author... ;-)
"you can do what you like with the data, so long as you mention the
original author in a fashion that is reasonable for the medium you are
using. Most people in OpenStreetMap assume that it is generally *not*
reasonable to include a list of tens of thousands of contributors, and
just credit OpenStreetMap as a whole."
This is actually far more explicit than I wanted to be...
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