[OSM-legal-talk] Rights granted to OSMF (Section 2 of the CT)
rob at robmyers.org
Mon Apr 18 22:12:24 BST 2011
On 04/18/2011 10:06 PM, Simon Ward wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 07:34:57AM +0200, andrzej zaborowski wrote:
>> Commercial use needs to be allowed for the data to even be considered
>> "open knowledge" according to http://www.opendefinition.org/okd/ .
>> Since this is often a deciding factor for authors/users/courts, it's
>> probably good that this is mentioned explicitly.
> “commercial” is ambiguous, and while I don’t expect “commercial“ use to
> be restricted, I don’t think it needs to be explicitly stated. Just
> allow “any field of endeavour”. KISS, etc.
Since there are licences that explicitly exclude commercial use that
used in projects branded "open" (OpenCourseWare being a particularly
egregious example of this) it is worthwhile mentioning commercial use,
however vague it is as a concept.
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