[OSM-legal-talk] produced work vs. derivative db

Michal Palenik michal.palenik at freemap.sk
Mon Jul 15 07:47:36 UTC 2013

On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 03:22:56PM +0100, Tadeusz Knapik wrote:
> Hello,
> > generally the answer to question "is it produced work or derivative
> > database?" is "doesn't really matter, even if it were produced work, you
> > are obliged to published the underlaying derivative database"
> > however, on several pages under the use cases wiki page, eg
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Data_License/Use_Cases#Using_OSM_data_for_the_production_of_a_hand-made_map
> > still set a hard line between produced work and derivative database.
> Because, simply speaking, the difference is huge, just like between
> Public Domain (for PW, as long as you contribute OSM) and ODbL (for
> the derivative database, if there is any).
> Bear in mind there's a possibility that there's no "underlaying
> derivative database", but PW is made directly from OSM data. 

during the process, there is always a derivative DB, be in only in RAM
or any other form. it does not matter if the process is done in one or
thow shell scripts.

> And other
> PW is based on the first PW...
> I feel the ODbL/PW licence thing is more a dogma than a law, but still
> it should be a well defined dogma :)
> Sincerely,
> Tadeusz
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michal palenik

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