[OSM-legal-talk] Attribution

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Tue Apr 29 23:34:35 UTC 2014

Just a reminder, this thread started of with a discussion of
attribution, or rather lack of such. I don't think there is very much
doubt about what the licence requires even given all the complexity of
the ODbL, for a produced work it is:

"However, if you Publicly Use a Produced Work, You must include a notice
associated with the Produced Work reasonably calculated to make any
Person that uses, views, accesses, interacts with, or is otherwise
exposed to the Produced Work aware that Content was obtained from the

Our suggested attribution text is already very minimal. It is not clear
to me what reasonable objections exist against simply attributing OSM as
we require.


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