[OSM-legal-talk] map data acknowledgement?

graham graham at theseamans.net
Sun Apr 26 19:10:25 BST 2009


Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 26 Apr 2009, at 13:33, graham wrote:

>>
>> I just tried an iphone application, my.tel. This includes a location
>> finder with slippy map - which I realised was showing my own map data,
>> complete with minor errors I must get round to fixing. There's no
>> visible acknowledgement of the data source, but there is the sentence
>> 'this application uses the route-me library copyright 2008-2009,
>> Route-me contributors'. Looking at the route-me app, I see this has a
>> link to openstreetmap as one of the available data sources to use with
>> their library.
>>
> 
> The copyright notice should be reasonable for the medium. For an  
> iPhone, it is best to place the copyright notice in the about panel of  
> the application. It is not sensible to have it covering the map on  
> such a small screen.

And is this kind of 'chained' notice acceptable? ie. my.tel acknowledges 
route-me in the 'about' panel, and route-me in turn acknowledges osm in 
its 'about' panel?

Graham

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