[OSM-legal-talk] "Produced Work" guideline working
frederik at remote.org
Fri May 22 23:31:12 BST 2009
> Actually I think the duck test http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_test is the
> simplest way of approaching this problem. If someone treats something as a
> database then its a database. Otherwise its a produced work.
> They can call it whatever they like when the publish it. The duck test
> kicks in when someone uses it.
The problem is that the one who *publishes* it has to say which license
he intends to publish under. His choice of license is affected by
whether what he publishes is a Produced Work or a Database (licensing
options are mutually exclusive - Produced Works cannot be licensed under
ODbL, and if it is a database it *must* be licensed under ODbL). This
means that the choice cannot be deferred until the work is actually
used, doesn't it?
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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