[OSM-legal-talk] Rights granted to OSMF (Section 2 of the CT)

ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Sun Apr 17 11:06:41 BST 2011




>FSF, owner of GCC, has copyright assignment. On the other hand, OSMF's
>CT only has a rights grant (contributor still retains copyright on his
>own data), which is the same thing as what ASF's agreement asks. So
>this should be less problematic than the FSF situation.


That is like writing a song, and grant the rights to do with it what
he wants to the publisher. You seen where that leads to in the music
business.
Same for OSM. The CT-phrase in particular must be copied from them.



Gert

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