[OSM-legal-talk] Using CC-BY as a source for Openstreetmap

Tadeusz Knapik tadek12 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 13:39:34 GMT 2013


>> My understanding is that if attribution is made somewhere in
>> wiki.openstreetmap.org then the data can be used.
>> Or is there more than that?
> It's a bit more complicated than that. Use of CC BY data comes down to what
> is considered attribution "reasonable to the medium or means." OSM provides
> attribution via a wiki page,
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors. No other attribution can be
> guaranteed.
I don't think you can say it comes down to attribution. You missed
those bits about copyrights (where applicable), licensing Produced
Work etc. You can't really single out just one issue...
And in the case of OSM you can't really detach ODbL from Contributor
Terms, which makes things even more complicated.
So, according to my best knowledge the answer is: no, they are not compatible.

But, of course, the owner can allow licensing of the data under ODbL
(provided this is not a Derivative Work with another CC-By-SA

Tadeusz Knapik

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