[OSM-legal-talk] Review of IndianaMap as potential datasource

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sat Apr 19 20:39:02 UTC 2014

If they want to release it under public domain they should just stick a CC0
or PDDL license on it. This would be far simpler than trying to figure out
how a grant of rights to a third-party organization affects us, and would
allow the use of the data by anyone, including Wikipedia, without any
further work.


From: Mike Dupont [mailto:jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:10 PM
To: Stephan Knauss
Cc: Licensing and other legal discussions.
Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] Review of IndianaMap as potential datasource


Oh i almost forgot. Well look, they could use the otrs for marking it as
public domain. I am sure you can modify the otrs text to include a special
text for osm as well.

so just add in the osm text as well as the creative commons. make it multi

you might want to send them things about open public data initiatives :



On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de>

If the data is creative commons we can't use it. We can't neither fulfill
the attribution nor is it compatible with the contributor terms which allows
changing the license. 



On April 19, 2014 5:19:54 PM CEST, Mike Dupont
<jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

Well no, Mike, I don't think so.  What rights a publisher grants to
Wikipedia has nothing to do with what rights a publisher grants to
OpenStreetMap.  Wikipedia has no ownership interest in OpenStreetMap,
nor vice-versa.


If wikipedia is granted rights, it is not exclusive, if the data is under a
public domain or creative commons then osm can use it. There is no data on
wikipedia except fair use pictures that cannot be used in osm. 


James Michael DuPont
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