[talk-au] Wiki + Data Sources + Licensing Categories

{withheld} Pheasant.Coucal at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 05:22:47 BST 2011

On 08/04/11 13:46, John Smith wrote:
> On 8 April 2011 13:41, Ian Sergeant <inas66+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> against the owner's wishes using the law as a shield, I'd want to see
>> a pretty solid legal opinion covering all aspects of the data use, not
>> just copyright, as each case will depend on its own facts.
> In this case it's pretty straight forward and matches the legal
> rulings almost identically, computer generated lists aren't covered by
> copyright any more, you have to put thought into building such a list
> for it to be covered.

I don't know if you guys realised it; but that is the best reasoning I
have ever heard for why using (initially) bad data (i.e. you thought
about how to correct it) is good for use in OSM. No wonder the project
is going around under its personal little black cloud!

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