[OSM-talk] License plan

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 17:06:00 GMT 2009

On Friday 27 February 2009, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> Ben Laenen wrote:
> > I care about whether the database will still
> > be "clean" after a possible change (meaning, properly licensed).
> The current license is anything but "properly licensed".

At least it's under one license, and no-one questions that it's licensed 
under that license. That's what I mean with "properly licensed".

> If you take a *strict* view then we're all violating CC-BY-SA every
> day by not listing every individual contributor, and we're also
> violating the database rights of the operator of the database because
> nowhere does CC-BY-SA grant you the permission required by European
> law to use someone else's database.
> If you take a *relaxed* view then all our data is un-protected anyway
> because facts are not copyrightable.

With that relaxed view I'd be copying teleatlas maps by now.


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