[OSM-legal-talk] CC-BY-SA and derivate works
frederik at remote.org
Mon Jun 7 18:36:27 BST 2010
> Am I right that such a tourist map could only be published under a CC-like
> license again? In other words, if I do so and sell just one copy of that map,
> any "Big Publishing & Co" could duplicate and sell the same on its own for
> ..hmm.. half the price?
> So if that interpretation of CC-BY-SA is correct, practically no one would be
> able to do really creative things with OSM if she or he would like to get a ROI
> on that work?
Our standard reply is that you cannot expect to apply old-world business
models to our new world order. There is a lot of room for "really
creative things"; taking our map and printing an A-Z is not exactly a
prime example of creativity.
The suggested ODbL license changes situation by allowing you to make a
"produced work" and license that under a non-share-alike license as long
as the produced work is not a database.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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