[OSM-legal-talk] Copyright Assignment

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Mon Jan 4 23:25:31 GMT 2010


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Francis Davey <fjmd1a at gmail.com> wrote:

> What OSMF _may_ get is a database right in all the bits of
> contribution that they get from contributors. I say _may_ because
> database right is not a straightforward. Its quite possible they won't
> have such a right, but that's another question.


They also may get contract rights under the ODbL.  I say may because the
enforceability of a browse-wrap license is not straightforward.


> > That's completely unacceptable to me.  YMMV.
>
> What would be acceptable?


The current situation is acceptable.  We all grant a license to everyone
under CC-BY-SA.
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