[OSM-legal-talk] OSM data grant

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 18 19:37:54 BST 2009


Andy Allan wrote:
>Sent: 18 June 2009 6:29 PM
>To: Licensing and other legal discussions.
>Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] OSM data grant
>
>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!
>

That sounds like soup. OSM does dragons. So just perhaps we are the
Clangers!

Cheers

Andy

>Cheers,
>Andy
>
>> Perhaps we should be looking at our own behavior rather than the legal
>> system?
>>
>> --
>> Russ Nelson - http://community.cloudmade.com/blog -
>http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:RussNelson
>> russ at cloudmade.com - Twitter: Russ_OSM -
>http://openstreetmap.org/user/RussNelson
>>
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