[OSM-talk] NZ LINZ data import and attribution
joefish75 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 4 17:33:00 GMT 2009
>A more serious problem with that would probably be that OSM in turn
>would have to require anyone who reuses OSM data to also show the
>attribution on the map. This would make OSM practically useless for
>users such as GPS vendors, and also would have to be mentioned in
>So I think we simply can't accept data from donors who ask that the
>acknowledgement be always visible.
This seems to have been discussed (and I think put to rest) already:
Actually *every* published map that uses OSM data, including OSM's own maps
must satisfy the attribution requirement. That's what the BY clause in the
Anyone publishing OSM data must provide attribution: "You must attribute the
work in the manner specified by the author or licensor" is what Creative
Commons actually says. The attribution page on the wiki at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution would seem like a simple
and convenient way of achieving this.
> and that we have no control over the use of map tiles on other sites.
> All we can do is ensure the source of the data when imported on the
> individual nodes and ways is clearly attributed and that the donating
> organisation gets prominent attribution via the blogs and wiki.
not our responsibility - the data is available from numerous sources,
none of whom are required to police it's use. neither are we
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