[OSM-talk] Using maps produced from OSM data

Etienne Cherdlu openstreetmap-L at gj0.net
Sat Mar 18 21:31:45 GMT 2006

IANAL but I'm pretty sure in this case that the derivative work is the image
file, not the content of your web-site.

Let us know when you've done it - we'd love to see examples of OSM put to
real use.


On 3/18/06, Colin Mackay <colin.mackay at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just wondering about using the maps using OSM data. I'm also the
> webmaster of my local Toastmasters <http://www.toastmasters.org/>group (Capital
> Communicators <http://www.capcom.freeuk.com/> ) and I'm about to embark on
> a redesign of the website. My plan it to include a map to our meeting place
> (I've almost finished "surveying" that area of Edinburgh) but I'm concerned
> that the *Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0* means I have to
> turn the whole website over to that license (the licence says "you may
> distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one.").
> I read some discusson (or maybe a brief mention) on moving the OSM data
> license to CC-BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/) somewhere,
> but I can't seem to find that at the moment. If it is up for discussion then
> I'm in favour because I think the ShareAlike aspect is restrictive -
> Companies won't use the data because they mostly won't want to share it (the
> derivative work may include trade secrets) and academics, who are most
> likely to share the results of their derivation, would still share the
> results.
> Regards,
> Colin.
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