[OSM-legal-talk] WAS Re: [OSM-dev] Licence of the Mapnik style?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 11:18:51 BST 2012

Am 11. April 2012 00:06 schrieb Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>:
> and this on the copyright of css :
> http://b0x0rz.deviantart.com/journal/Is-CSS-Copyrightable-214148624
> """First, a short answer to a question (for the impatient ones): "Is CSS
> Copyrightable?"
> No. Absolutely NOT. (note: This is valid only for the CSS code itself not
> any images it may reference.)"""

but according to the linked blog post you can protect it with a
trademark. Btw.: in the case of maps I find this strange, because the
CSS is the part that says what is displayed how, and this is mainly
the part of traditional maps, that is copyrighted (the style).


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