[OSM-legal-talk] OSM data grant
russ at cloudmade.com
Thu Jun 18 17:00:31 BST 2009
On Jun 18, 2009, at 11:09 AM, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Russ Nelson wrote:
>> Yes, but your result has to be licensed under the CC-By-SA,
>> which means that in principle, somebody could republish your
>> composition. In practice, nobody has complained about that.
> Or rather, in practice, people simply haven't made the maps precisely
> because of this.
Yeah, I gotta admit that I'm wishing that we could protect the
database as a database of geodata, whilst simultaneously allowing
people to make derivative works that AREN'T a database of geodata,
whilst also avoiding the TIGER trap of proprietary database
improvements. Not sure that copyright allows for such fine control.
Perhaps we should be looking at our own behavior rather than the legal
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