[OSM-legal-talk] OGC Geospatial Rights Management Summit

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Jun 9 09:06:00 BST 2009


Elizabeth Dodd wrote:
> "Facts are Facts and can't be Copyrighted"

... which ist not exactly the position that OSM is taking on this 
matter; in fact, with ODBL we go to great lengths to ensure that even if 
our facts should not be copyrightable we still get to say exactly under 
what conditions they are used through contract and database law. We're 
willing to enter completely uncharted waters and use a new and untested 
licensing framework precisely because we do *not* want our data to be 
free of any restrictions.

So if you are looking for someone who takes the above position, best 
talk to one of the Science Commons guys!


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