[Osmf-talk] CC BY SA 2.0 and backup plan
frederik at remote.org
Sat Dec 5 19:55:15 UTC 2009
> So how does mapnik combine the two datasets? In memory. I don't think
> the definition of a database requires that it be resident on a physical
> disk. Mapnik has to either derive something from the CC-BY-SA data or
> something from the ODbL data, it can't use magic.
Isn't that where the produced work comes it?
If we find a way to combine CC-BY-SA and ODbL data in the rendering
process where the ODbL data has already ceased to be a database when it
comes in contact with CC-BY-SA data, then we're ok.
Provided that such a point exists. One could argue that in order to be
meaningfully combinable with CC-BY-SA data, ODbL data still *has* to be
a database, whether it is in the form of a bitmap or not... ;-)
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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