[OSM-talk] Survey: How to pay the OSM bill

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Wed Jul 11 23:07:07 BST 2007


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Abigail Brady wrote:
> On 7/11/07, *Robert (Jamie) Munro* <rjmunro at arjam.net
> <mailto:rjmunro at arjam.net>> wrote:
> 
>     I don't want to restrict the data any more than it already is. I just
>     want to open it up for the foundation to license in other ways - e.g. a
>     company that wants to use our map as a base with it's data, but doesn't
>     want to make it's data CC-by-sa.
> 
> 
> You said
> 
>> The main way I can see the foundation making enough money to employ
>> people would be to sell the data for commercial use, but still allow it
>> to be used for non-commercial use for free.
> 
> Saying "still allowing it to be used for non-commercial use for free"
> rather than, say "still allowing it to be used under cc-by-sa for anyone
> willing to accept those terms" implies changing the regular license to
> be an -nc- one.  Perhaps you didn't mean this implication?

Yes, sorry, I was getting a bit confused. I was thinking OSM had a CC
non-commercial license. I still think people might like to pay to use
the data under another license. E.g. to use printed maps in a book
without worrying about Share Aliking the rest of the book.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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