[talk-au] Reassurance and Licensing

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 01:00:43 BST 2011

On 27 April 2011 07:06, Elizabeth Dodd <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> Bluntly,
> CC-by-SA for geodata is fine here. It's good enough for our government,
> it's good enough for us. (Au government now is using CC-by for data).
> We believe in Share-Alike. Actually, we have been brought up to believe
> in share alike and helping each other, and that might be part of the
> reason you reach a brick wall on the change to a complex legal licence.

Not to mention that those pushing for the change don't agree what the
change actually means, some claim tiles could be published under a PD
license if produced from ODBL data, yet others claim CC-by would be
the minimum requirement, however both of these seem false answers
since that would allow people to turn map rendered tiles back into
vector data which to be enforceable would require end users of map
tiles to become contractually bound by ODBL for any tiles they copy or

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