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

Tadeusz Knapik tadek12 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 14:22:56 UTC 2013


> 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. 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 :)


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