[OSM-talk] The biggest violation of OpenStreetMap, ever.

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sun Jul 13 17:19:45 UTC 2014


On Sunday 13 July 2014, Paul Norman wrote:
>
> > In general rarely any OSM based map out there tells exactly where
> > OSM data is used and where not, even OSMs own 'standard style' map
> > fails to mention the use of non-OSM data.
>
> The style documentation does cover other sources. Also, the other
> sources are all under ODbL compatible licenses anyways, so the
> situation is a bit different as the entire set of sources can be
> released under the ODbL.

Of course, i was just trying to point out that the standard OSM map does 
not really give a good example here for others to imitate.  Since the 
style is open you can of course see where external data is used but 
this only works as long as it is open.  Anyone who uses a proprietary 
style but otherwise follows OSMs own example in terms of attribution 
will not have this information available including those styles on 
osm.org which are not open.

And the ODbL as far as i can see does not make any difference if a 
derivative/collective database contains data originally published under 
an ODbL compatible license or not.

-- 
Christoph Hormann
http://www.imagico.de/



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