[Openstreetmap] Which CC Licence for Data-Sets?

SteveC steve at fractalus.com
Tue Feb 22 18:38:33 GMT 2005


* @ 22/02/05 02:57:19 PM jo at frot.org wrote:
> hello,
> 
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 04:17:53AM -0800, Schuyler Erle wrote:
> > > fill most of the map space.  I guess this would only be a problem if
> > > all contributors would need to be attributed when making derived work.
> > > Is this a problem with CC Attribution-ShareAlike or CC-ShareAlike?
> > the data, or (b) the attribution can simply be to the project with a
> > link to the website. Either or both would satisfy me.
> 
> i have two takes on why this is particularly problematic for us.
> 
> - imposing hard constraints on re-use may restrict propagation
> 
> i don't want small businesses or nonprofits, who are good targets for
> open geodata, to feel unable to use any of our work because ShareAlike
> is noncompatible with data that has commercial value to them.
> nor would i wish to lose potential contributors here because CC Attribution
> is not strong enough to justify contributing hard work to a data pool.
> 
> - "derived work" is a very hard call for geodata. 
> 
> I use a free map base layer via a web service and plot my features
> over the top. Is that a derived work? I publish my corrections +
> additions as a separate WFS layer or shape. Is that a derived work?
> 
> IANAL, a "map" is a literary work under the Berne convention, it is
> not a collection of facts, but "thematic" data like addresses or
> address ranges may be facts.
> 
> People here have connections to CC UK, who we could benefically ask for
> advice / best practise on the subject of open database copyright...

All good points. Damn. How to people feel about non-SA then?

have fun,

SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/




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