[OSM-talk] BSD/CC-by/LGPL vs. SharedAlike - decide now and forever

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Tue Mar 21 12:03:40 GMT 2006


On 21/3/2006, "Colin Mackay" <colin.mackay at gmail.com> wrote:

>I've gone through a number of use cases in my head. The problematic ones
>that I see involve companies that want to publish in-house maps containing
>commercially sensitive data on top of the map base. Or companies that want
>to publish (again in-house) maps also containing data that is restricted
>under the 1998 Data Protection Act (and I'm sure many other countries have
>similar legislation).

The GPL only applies the modification criteria when the software (it's a
sw license) is released.  In-house is fine, though there is no
definition of "distribute" so it might be dicey.




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