[OSM-legal-talk] License question, user clicking on map

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Mar 1 16:48:41 UTC 2013

On Fri, 1 Mar 2013 16:53:44 +0100 (CET), Olov McKie wrote:
> As I understand our license change, it can be described as this:
> (Please correct me if I am wrong) All objects that had an edit 
> history
> where someone not willing to change the license (decliner) had edited
> anything was reverted back in history until no edits by any decliner
> where left, thereby creating a clean database. All cleaning 
> operations
> where based on data history in the database.

Yes. This was to ensure there was no possible legal conflict, and no 
possible emotional upset.

> Now imagine this:
> A decliner adds street names on two streets Street A and Street B,
> they have an intersection. Then I by "Local knowledge" know that 
> there
> is a shop in the intersection of Street A and Street B add that shop
> (Shop A) to the map. Someone else adds another shop (Shop B) to the
> right of the shop I added (Shop A) based on the fact that Shop B is
> right of Shop A. Now the license change happened and the street names
> where removed, but as far as I know the shops where left as they had
> no direct history in the database related to the decliners edits. The
> positions of Shop A is directly deducted from the decliners
> copyrighted information about what the streets are called. The
> position of Shop B is then based on the position of Shop A, therefor
> indirectly deducted from the copyrighted information of the decliner.

Which part of the data from the decliner's edit sets is incorporated in 
your additions?

- Rob.

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