[OSM-legal-talk] Any expert CC-BY -> ODbL negotiators?

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Mon Aug 31 01:38:15 UTC 2015

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 9:04 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> My understanding was that when you import data into OSM, you assign
> special permission to the OSMF to re-license the data under ODbL, so you
> need more than just CC-BY licensing to begin with. Did something change, or
> have I just been mistaken for a long time?

Not quite, you only need special permission if terms aren't clearly
compatible with an import in OSM:

> Sometimes the exact terms under which data can used is unclear and
clarification is needed.

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