[OSM-legal-talk] signup notice

Russ Nelson russ at cloudmade.com
Mon Jun 1 20:52:52 BST 2009

Note the "(non-exclusively)".  That says that any data you give to  
OpenStreetMap.org must be licensed under the CC-By-SA.  You're free to  
license any of it to the rest of the world under any license you want.

On Jun 1, 2009, at 2:28 PM, Stefan Baebler wrote:

> While carefully translating osm rails website into Slovenian i noticed
> that signup notice at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new currently reads:
> By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to
> openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which
> connect to openstreetmap.org is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under
> this Creative Commons license (by-sa).
> the "all data created by use of any tools which connect to
> openstreetmap.org"  part can be problematic, as my browser connects to
> openstreetmap.org. Heck, my computer and router also connect there,
> and so does my phone and so does my ISP and my email provider
> occasionally. Should all the work done using these tools  be lincensed
> with the osm license (cc-by-sa for the moment)?
> I guess a re-wording is needed here to calm down and invite the most
> paranoid would-be contributors.
> Stefan
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