[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 09:10:42 UTC 2014


With current ODbL I'm mainly concerned about 1. small and medium
corporations as well as 2. government entities.
I'm not so concerned about big companies, especially G* "exploiting"
OSM (although I dislike some behaviours of G*).
So I'm in favor of CC-BY (e.g. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ).

Yours, Stefan

2014-03-14 9:48 GMT+01:00 Norbert Wenzel <norbert.wenzel.lists at gmail.com>:
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> On 03/14/2014 12:41 AM, Michael Kugelmann wrote:
>> Am 13.03.2014 15:26, schrieb Alex Barth:
>>> Looking forward to your comments,
>> No! Stay at Share alike to avoid misuse of open data! Compare it to
>> the GPL which is frequently used in OS-Sortware.
>
> Am I correct when I say ODBL is more like LGPL than GPL? Afaik it is
> ok to use OSM data without any obligations on your work, as long as
> you don't mix the data. Would that be correct?
>
> And to the topic. It might not always be easy to enforce the
> share-alike clause, but I really like the fact that we have it and may
> enforce it if necessary. I don't see why this should render OSM non-free.
>
> Norbert
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