[OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] Public Domain

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Wed Jul 4 17:20:09 BST 2007


Duncan Gibb wrote:

> Of course if you want to, you're entitled to flag your work as public
> domain.  However, I hope I'm not alone as someone whose inclination to
> contribute depends on the sharealike/copyleft-style provisions in the
> wisely-chosen default licence.

You're not alone. We're a broad church and quite an argumentative one, too.

> There's always infinite potential for lawyers to dance on pinheads, but
> in reality I think it's usually clear to a reasonable person whether
> something someone wants to do with OSM data creates a derivative work.
> And where it is, CC-by-SA's inheritance properties are, IMHO, entirely
> appropriate.

See legal-talk passim for discussion of that.

cheers
Richard





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