[OSM-legal-talk] Database and its contents

ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Thu Nov 25 16:39:46 GMT 2010

But there is no restriction to do with
any work that is not protected by license or PD.
In that sense any license is a restriction.


Ing. Gert Gremmen

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Verzonden: Thursday, November 25, 2010 4:47 PM
Aan: Licensing and other legal discussions.
Onderwerp: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] Database and its contents

On Thu, 25 Nov 2010 13:56:54 +0000, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
> On 11/25/2010 01:33 PM, ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen
>> That is turning reality upside down.
>  >
>> The only reason
>> for any license is to restrict any user of data/map/dbase or
>> whatever the license is for.
> The licence only restricts those people who would restrict others. 
> Specifically it restricts them from imposing further restrictions.

> means that, in total, there are fewer restrictions.

A license is a grant of permissions, possibly depending on some
conditions.  Some licenses are more permissive than others, but in
a license can not take privileges away.  For the prime example of
the law restricts what one can do with published works.  The copyright
holder may give you a license to do something with the work that is
normally prohibited by the law.  But they can not prevent anyone to do
something with the work that is permitted by copyright law.


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