[OSM-legal-talk] Would The ODbL and BY-SA Clash In A Database Extracted From a BY-SA Produced Work?

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Sep 3 15:33:55 BST 2010

On 09/03/2010 02:58 PM, Anthony wrote:
> And the provisions of CC-BY-SA would apply as well.

To any BY-SA licenced work, yes.

> Unless you're
> talking about a CC-BY-SA produced work created solely from an ODbL
> database, anyway.

See thread title. ;-)

>>> Which will be interesting when someone releases the entire database as
>>> an SVG file.
>> Do you mean that they distribute a database as an SVG file in some way, or
>> that they render the database as a map in an SVG file?
> I'm not sure what the difference is.

In the former, the contents of the SVG file would be a database and 
would be a Covered Database under the ODbL. In the latter it would be a 
piece of cartography or graphic design and so would be a Produced Work 
under the ODbL.

The ODbL can tell the difference.

> The latter describes how you accomplish the former.

It does not. The latter describes how you distribute a Produced Work, 
the former describes how you distribute a Covered Database.

- Rob.

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