[OSM-talk] Attribution guideline status update

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Aug 9 21:14:46 UTC 2019

On Friday 09 August 2019, Kathleen Lu wrote:
> "reasonably calculated" means "reasonable." [...]

I am sorry but this is completely distorting the ODbL.

"reasonably calculated to make any Person that uses, ... aware" means 
that the calculation on what effect the specific form of attribution 
chosen is going to have on the awareness of the person about the data 
used needs to be performed in a reasonable fashion.

If the attribution required to accomplish that is reasonable from the 
perspective of the wannabe data user for their desired use case or if 
it is comparable to possible attribution requirements of other geodata 
sources produced by people who are paid for their work has zero effect 
on the fulfilment of the requirements of the license.

Christoph Hormann

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