[OSM-legal-talk] Extent of share alike?

Matt Amos zerebubuth at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 13:03:33 GMT 2009


On 11/2/09, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Matt Amos wrote:
>> the CC BY-SA portion would imply that the screenshot
>> would be CC BY-SA, but the license on the "other layer" of the image
>> wouldn't allow that.
>
> Correct. I think that CC-BY-SA creates an incentive for the secretive
> data provider to, instead of combining his own data and CC-BY-SA data
> server-side and delivering it to the customer, furnish the customer with
> a bit of software and feed him CC-BY-SA and proprietary data through
> separate channels. That way, the data is combined on the users'
> computer, leaving him user with a dead-end undistributable (but usable!)
> lump of data.

isn't that a bug in any "share-alike" license which uses
redistribution as the trigger?

all this complexity - it's enough to make someone want to PD everything ;-)

cheers,

matt




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