[Osmf-talk] Blanket copyright licence in Contributor Terms

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Thu Dec 17 05:41:35 UTC 2009


On 15/12/09 02:48, Kai Krueger wrote:
> In that case, you wouldn't be able to sign the contributor terms and
> therefore not add your contents to OSM, as the contributor terms state
> in section 2: "You hereby grant to OSMF and any party that receives Your
> Contents a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual,
> irrevocable license to do any act that is restricted by copyright over
> anything within the Contents, whether in the original medium or any other."

OK, thank you. Now I get it. The answer to my question "Has the OSMF 
produced guidance on what sorts of Contents licences it will accept?" 
is: "Yes; anything that is compatible with the rights required by the 
Contributor Terms".

Gerv




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