[Osmf-talk] Legal edible violations

Anthony Clearn aclearn at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 26 21:19:10 UTC 2009


I think the only sensible way to deal with this new development is a fork.  

A
 




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From: Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz>
To: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 20:52:18
Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] Legal edible violations

The Foundation's License Working Group has indeed considered this to be a
grave matter and felt obligated to consider it at our Tuesday
meeting.

May I therefore comment [*] on the various cases.

[1] The Toronto cake.

Clearly, following the correct terms of a the CC BY-SA license, all
contributors to OpenStreetMap should have been attributed.  We
therefore suggest a simple solution. All 151,815  names should be
printed on rice-paper using a legible font. Copies should then be sent to
everyone who had a slice of the cake. They should they consume the rice
paper in the presence of a notary or other legal professional. Since this
is what is known as a legal "cure", we recommend addition of an
unpleasant flavour, preferably tasting something between liquorice and
gasoline.

[2] The London cupcakes.

On investigation, we find that the author of these geocomestibles is a
member of the License Working Group.  We congratulate him on his
artistry and pronounce ourselves infallible.

[3] Mr. Gregory Marler's own cake

Certainly a creative, productive, and unexpected use but sadly it cannot
be distributed under CC BY-SA.  The pub symbols were made from a
sugar-based commercial representation of bottles of a certain extremely
well-known soft drinks manufacturer, who we suspect would be less than
happy to see their product placed under share-alike
provisions.   The good news is that this would not be a problem
under ODbL 1.0 . The cake itself would be a Produced Work, allowing the
use of mixed data sources with incompatible licenses. 

Mike

* The members of the License Working Group are not culinary professionals
and cannot offer definitive guidance. Please consult a chef. All opinion
offered here is on an "AS IS" basis and may not be fit for
purpose. We are not responsible for lack of taste or food
poisoning.

Oh yes, and :-) :-)


At 02:48 PM 24/08/2009, Mike Collinson wrote:

Dear Gregory,
>
>>This is a candieldy serious set of allegations, something which, if true,
>is not something our community should stomache. I am certainly not
>prepared to swallow it and will also raise the matter at the License
>Working Group meeting on Tuesday.
>
>>However, I would ask you to consider that spatio-comestibles is very much
>a pioneering area and that we at OpenStreetMap are a sweet way ahead of
>Google and the Ordnance Survey in the UK. Further, Richard's cake did
>remain fully on-line during this weekend's server maintenance period and
>we should be grateful for that. Perhaps all we need to do is add a
>properly attributed marzipan-layer to the slippy map?
>
>>And remember, only with OpenStreetMap can folks have their map and eat it
>too.
>
>>Best Regards,
>>Michael Collinson
>
>>:-)Â  :-)
>
>>At 01:33 24/08/2009,
>sotm at livingwithdragons.com > wrote:
>
>I would like to inform the
>>Foundation of two acts that need to be 
>>>>legally followed to protect the OpenStreetMap interests.
>>
>>>>1. In Toronto a cake was produced using OpenStreetMap data that need not
>>
>>>>have the correct attribution on it. See 
>>>>http://weait.com/content/openstreetmap-5th-birthday-party-toronto
>>
>>>>2. In London, a number of cupcakes were produced with the OSM trademark
>>
>>>>logo on top of the icing. This use of the registered trademark did not
>>
>>>>have prior authorisation from OSMF.
>>
>>>>It is important that the foundation uses it's resources to take firm
>>
>>>>legal action, and most importantly make it widely known that my OSM 
>>>>birthday cake was far superior to them, perhaps only bettered by the
>>
>>>>Japanese cake makers. Does anybody know where SteveC will be uploading
>>
>>>>his video interviews (including my winning speech)?
>>
>>>>Gregory Marler
>>>>http://www.livingwithdragons.com
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