[OSM-legal-talk] CC BY-NC (was FYI Collective Database Guideline)
penorman at mac.com
Fri Jun 10 17:07:22 UTC 2016
On 6/10/2016 9:48 AM, Tom Lee wrote:
> Protecting commercial interests by limiting reuse is generally not a
> goal of open licenses*. If someone owns proprietary data and wants to
> extract rents from it, they probably shouldn't contribute it to an
> open data project like OSM.
> * obviously there are exceptions -- CC-BY-NC exists, though it's
> little-loved both in terms of adoption and its creating organization
> -- but I think it would be a stretch to say the ODbL was designed for
> this purpose
The ODbL is an open license. CC BY-NC, like all NC licenses, is not.
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