[OSM-talk] OSM Legal in OSM reimplementation project

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 19:58:12 BST 2012

Perhaps some one could sum up the implications for data consumers.  It may
sound silly but it can take up many months to get formal approval in some
government circles.

Could some consideration be given to grandfathering, ie if your existing
use of our data is non profit or government and you are not supplying our
data to third parties then you are permitted to continue to use the data as
if it was CC-by-SA.  This would avoid the problem of delays whilst approval
is obtained once more.


On 16 August 2012 14:44, Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de> wrote:

> Hello Frans,
> On 16.08.2012 18:10, Frans Thamura wrote:
>> but i still need to know also, for apps that using openstreetmap, esp
>> osmand, etc, where is the legal standard that we must comply
> Currently the OpenStreetMap DATA is licensed und CC-BY-SA. You can find
> all relevant information regarding the implications of this license under
> http://creativecommons.org/.
> In short: Commercial use is allowed, altered data must be provided under
> the same license.
> In case we switch to ODbL in the future this license with all it's
> abligations applies.
> For the SOFTWARE you are using you have to check the license text of every
> software you plan to use or modify. The license should be included with the
> software. very often in a file called LICENSE or README.
> Stephan
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