[OSM-legal-talk] Legal requirements of permissions to import into OSM

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Jul 28 23:19:58 UTC 2015


On 07/29/2015 12:39 AM, Christoph Donges wrote:
>     1. ask for a public domain dedication
> I think it's funny to ask for that which OSM is unwilling to give.

Maybe you're misunderstanding. A PD dedication isn't a requirement for
adding data to OSM, but it is the easiest way to go because it doesn't
require the more complicated steps 2. and 3. from the message (and
possibly others) that you have chosen not to quote.

You seem to imply that anyone asking for PD data should also be willing
to give their own data away as PD data. But the PD dedication is the
exact opposite of such reciprocity.

Asking for PD while not giving your own away as PD is quite standard
actually - not least among most of those calling for OSM to be PD.
Nothing funny about that.


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