[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] RFC - OSM contributor mark

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Wed Jan 16 19:45:19 GMT 2013

> From: Alex Barth [mailto:alex at mapbox.com]
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] RFC - OSM contributor mark
> My initial writeup could have been clearer: This RFC _does_ seek to
> replace the currently recommended line "(c) OpenStreetMap contributors"
> linking to http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright with a visual mark
> linking to a future http://openstreetmap.org/contributors. Examples of
> the visual mark can be found on
> http://yhahn.github.com/byosm/examples.html and the suggested
> /contributors page can be found at http://yhahn.github.com/byosm.
> osm.org/copyright would be linked from osm.org/contributors in the
> future, more below.

I question if the hammer is a "notice ... reasonably calculated to make any
Person ... aware that the Content was obtained from the Database ... and
that it is available under [ODbL]".

The example notice for satisfying 4.3 is "Contains information from DATABASE
NAME, wich is made available here under the Open Database License (ODbL)"

I've cc'ed legal-talk@ because if this is even allowable is a legal

Regardless I'm not in favour.

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