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

David Sheldon dave at earth.li
Wed Mar 22 10:14:03 GMT 2006

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 01:08:29AM +0000, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> 2. Using Steve's new, whizzy, GPS trace manager, I'd love to see OSM 
> contributors explicitly tagging each GPS track with a licence for that 
> track. The wider OSM work with multiple authors is CC-SA, of course. 
> But there's no reason why individual tracks, which have single authors, 
> shouldn't also be licensed as BSD/public domain/whatever, depending on 
> the author's preference.

That sounds like a great idea. Steve, could you pop this on your todo
list. Obviously we couldn't list any licences that would make it
impossible to use the data in OSM, for example "by attribution" would
make OSM impractical if we had to list þhousands of authors on each map.

Oh, and I would be happier to release my GPX tracks to the public if I
could rename them first, can we have renaming support, as least for
filenames people get to see, as currently some of mine are named by the
people whose houses are at the ends, which isn't ideal.

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