[OSM-legal-talk] ODbL RC and share-alike licensing of Produced Works

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu May 7 00:37:53 BST 2009


On 6 May 2009, at 16:04, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Mike Collinson wrote:
>> The new text is available at
>> http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/ and includes "diff"
>> versions so that you can see clearly what changes are made.
>
> With 0.9, we identified the problem of "produced works" not being
> releasable under CC-BY-SA (or any other share-alike license, say  
> GFDL or
> even GPL where included in software) because of the reverse  
> engineering
> clause which collides with the "no restrictions may be added" clause  
> in
> these share-alike licenses. I think that most of us were quite clear
> that this would be a total show stopper, and several suggestions were
> made to overcome the problem.
>
> Can someone explain how this has been resolved?

I don't think it has. In our call with the OSMF lawyer today he wanted  
more time to think this one through.

Grant can you collate Frederiks thoughts for our next run through with  
the OSMF lawyer?

Best

Steve





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