[OSM-legal-talk] Share-A-Like (non-) Verifiability because they are not publicly accessable

Emilie Laffray emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 11:49:55 BST 2010


On 24 June 2010 09:31, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Oliver (skobbler) wrote:
> >> He shouldn't draw then into the database, as this mixes OSM data and his
> >> own data. Why not just use a layer on top of the OSM data?
> >
> > One of the big advantages of OSM is that you the "drawing tools". An
> option
> > would be to create a blank database on top of the OSM data by using the
> OSM
> > tools.
>
> I think that OSM as a whole - and this is not a legal issue - needs to
> improve interoperability. What we're currently seeing is "import mania",
> poeple trying to stuff every possible bit of information into OSM
> because that's the easiest way for them to use it in conjunction with
> OSM data. There is too much geodata in the world for this to be
> sustainable - OSM must stick to things that mappers map.
>
> I hope that it will become gradually easier to mix'n'match OSM with
> other data at the rendering stage so that people will not feel compelled
> to upload any rubbish to OSM just becasue they want to render it on a map.
>
> That will then also make it easier for those who wish to create produced
> works from several databases, one of them being OSM, without tainting
> their private data in the process.
>

I  agree with this statement quite strongly. Once the rendering step is
sorted, it should be then easy to mix the data without actually mixing
private data and OSM data.

Emilie Laffray
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