[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] Announcement: "Add-tags" a tool to connect OpenStreetMap & Wikipedia

Kolossos tim.alder at s2002.tu-chemnitz.de
Sat Apr 9 16:31:35 BST 2011

I'm sure that Interwikilinks in Wikipedia don't have a critical level of 
creativity so that they are trivial enough for us (case b).
If not, wikipedia self couldn't use bots to copy this interwikilinks 
from one wiki to another.
The pure wikipedia-tag is only a reference like a hyperlink so it 
couldn't be a problem.

I accept that OpenStreetMap don't want to use coordinates from wikipedia 
but article-names are surely user-created content that are
provided under a free license or atomic parts as PD.

The Wikimedia foundation don't go the way to take the role of a 
"database-provider" (like OSMF) so database protection is also no topic.

Last point: Wikimedia foundation support the cooperation with OpenStreetMap.

So under all these aspects there should be no problem.

  Greetings Kolossos (INAL)

P.S.: The license and the interpretation should be for the project, not 
against it.

Am 09.04.2011 14:40, schrieb Frederik Ramm:
> Hi,
> Kolossos wrote:
>> there is a new tool to bring more Wikipedia-Tags inside OSM-database
>> and connect so both projects more and more. It can be found here:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM/Plugins/RemoteControl/Add-tags
>> It's the idea to use later this connections to highlight the matching
>> OSM objects in the map that we use in Wikipedia.
>> It brings also the information that was collected collected in
>> Wikipedia like Interwikilinks into OSM to render better
>> multilingual-maps.
> Care should be taken to only copy information in the Wikipedia->OSM
> direction when that information is either
> a) in the public domain, or
> b) trivial enough to not warrant any copyright protection, or
> c) the relevant Wikiepdia authors have agreed.
> Otherwise, the information copied from Wikipedia would be strictly
> CC-BY-SA licensed and would have to be removed when we change our
> license to ODbL.
> (Followup-to legal-talk.)
> Bye
> Frederik

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