[OSM-legal-talk] viral attribution and ODbL

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Apr 19 20:26:31 BST 2010

On 19/04/10 20:19, TimSC wrote:
> This issue also applies to OS opendata, as it requires attribution. 

OS data is CC-BY compatible. They state this explicitly.

BY is BY-SA compatible.

OSM is currently BY-SA. Allegedly. ;-)

> Is 
> work afoot to get OS to agree to compatibility with ODbL? (Probably in 
> the LWG?)

That's a very good question.

It depends on the form of the OS data - if they're giving out maps,
which can be copyrighted, then BY is appropriate IMO.

- Rob.

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