[OSM-legal-talk] [DRAFT] Contributor Terms 1.2

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Wed Nov 17 17:23:40 GMT 2010

Francis Davey <fjmd1a at ...> writes:

>"Your contribution of data should not infringe the intellectual
>property rights of anyone else. [If you contribute data which is the
>intellectual property of someone else, it should be compatible with
>our current licence terms. You do not need to guarantee that it is,
>but you risk having your contribution deleted (see below) if it is
>not clear enough? The "You do not need to guarantee...." surely says
>it as plainly as one can reasonably expect.

This doesn't really counteract the main thrust of the contributor terms which
state that you grant a perpetual licence to do any act restricted by copyright,
database right etc.  That needs to change to say that you grant just enough
rights to distribute the data under the currently-used licence, but you are not
required to give carte blanche for future changes.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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