[OSM-legal-talk] OSM data grant

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 18:29:12 BST 2009


On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Russ Nelson<russ at cloudmade.com> wrote:

> 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.

If only we had a license that combined "contract fusion, database
fission and anti-copyright-matter" together into something that does
just that! All hail the ODbL!

Cheers,
Andy

> Perhaps we should be looking at our own behavior rather than the legal
> system?
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