[OSM-legal-talk] mention the original creator

josephg at gmail.com josephg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 19:19:18 BST 2008


Speaking of which, is there a list anywhere on the OSM site of all contributors?

-J


On 9/21/08, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>     on
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/OpenStreetMap_License
>
> we have the wording:
>
> "you can do what you like with the data, so long as you mention the
> original creator"
>
> This has been interpreted by some people as the Foundation actually
> *requiring* people to mention the original creator of *each object* in
> the database (i.e. long list of thousands of names).
>
> I know that this is currently not clear; that a strict legal reading of
> CC-BY-SA would indeed require such a list "as suitable for the medium",
> but we don't actually expect anyone to do this, even though we are not
> in a legal position to tell people that they do NOT need to do this.
>
> 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?
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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