[Osmf-talk] Share Alike images
emilio at anzon.it
Sun Dec 6 15:56:22 UTC 2009
On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 06:52:42AM +0000, Matt Amos wrote:
> Erik Johansson wrote:
> > Why is it that the rendered images of Openstreetmap data can have any
> > license (PD, DRM:ed, etc), shouldn't images be share alike? If
> > someone is using something that is Free, the work they produce should
> > also be Free.
> > It makes no sense to me, but I'm sure some one can provide
> > arguments/wiki pages that says something insightful.
> i've tried to put some reasons here:
> but it basically boils down to: my view is that, if someone is using
> something that is Free, they should have to make available any
> improvements they make to that Free thing. the work they produce likely
> contains significant investment of their own, so they should be able to
> benefit from it.
> a similar argument could be made for using Free programs. improvements
> to the program should be Free, but work produced using it probably
your usage of the word "Free" sounds of GPL and not e.g. bsd or PD.
I know we got used to this (thx RMS) but it's not obvious!
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