[OSM-legal-talk] viral attribution and ODbL

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Apr 20 08:31:19 BST 2010


M?rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> do we really want to require the 38th party down the line to still
>> attribute OSM no matter how diluted the OSM content has become?
> yes. Why should it have become diluted? 

The very nature of a produced work is to dilute OSM content because 
otherwise it would be a derived database!

> If you give this up, you do
> almost the same then releasing PD, and that's indeed what you are best
> known to advocate for.

We *do* want to allow releasing produced works under PD. Note that we 
are talking produced works here, not the data istself!


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