[OSM-legal-talk] I want my access back

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Thu Aug 11 16:26:31 BST 2011

Henk Hoff <osm at ...> writes:

>Do you claim that CC-BY-SA does not need a specialist to understand it?

The CC-BY-SA licence does seem to be a lot more straightforward than the
ODbL/DbCL combination.  I think there is a reasonable consensus about what
the terms in the CC-BY-SA licence mean and how to comply with them in practice.
That is not the case for ODbL/DbCL with its new terminology of produced works
and 'database' versus 'database contents'.  (Although the uncertainty could be
mitigated by agreed community norms and agreed interpretations, there isn't
any body able to define them: the OSMF cannot grant exemptions from the strict
letter of the licence or issue clarifications about what it means, because the
OSMF is not the copyright holder.)

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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