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

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Tue Mar 21 14:39:06 GMT 2006


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

>Take for example a non-profit organisation (say a charity) who does research
>in the public interest/to promote their cause. They want to use the OSM
>data, for obvious reasons, and have no choice but to license Government
>census data. They want to put out a publication with the census data on a
>map. What you are saying is they cannot, so they have to also license the
>map data, at great additional expense, from the government instead of using
>that money to save lives/care for needy/provide aid to disaster areas etc.

If they were done as layers, in the way that gpsvisualizer.com does its
SVG layers, it wouldn't really be a merging of the data, no?  Of
course, the new layer must not be _derived_ from the OSM data, just
layered over the top.

Using the charity case is somewhat disingenous.  You'll notice that the
GNU guys are very clear that they reject licenses that enable
restrictions against "organization type x" and granting privileges to
"organization type y".




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