[OSM-legal-talk] Attribution

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Tue Apr 29 20:06:16 UTC 2014

On 29/04/14 12:37 PM, Luis Villa wrote:
> Company X would like to build a tool that combines mapping data +
> third-party data of some sort. Company X is perfectly happy to use OSM
> as the mapping layer and contribute fixes/changes/improvements back to
> OSM under ODBL - that is consistent with their ethics, business model, etc.
> However, Company X interprets ODBL to mean that they can't use OSM with
> that third-party data without putting the third-party data under ODBL.
> And since they don't own/can't license the third-party data under ODBL,
> they use some other mapping source instead of OSM.

Company X wishes to be free to use OSM to make something that the users
will not be free to use in kind.

So no.

- Rob.

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