[OSM-talk] Terminate Facebook rights under ODbL (Andy Mabbett )

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Thu Jun 13 22:41:31 UTC 2019

The ODbL (like for example the CC licences too) does not allow
sub-licencing and stipulates that every licensee is licensed directly by
the OSMF.

Am 13.06.2019 um 19:10 schrieb Eugene Alvin Villar:
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 6:17 PM Nuno Caldeira
> <nunocapelocaldeira at gmail.com <mailto:nunocapelocaldeira at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
>     [...] OSMF is the licensor [...]
> Well, if we really want to be strict about it, AFAIK, Facebook did not
> get their map data directly from OSMF but rather through Mapbox.
> Mapbox got their data directly from OSMF and are re-releasing their
> OSM derivative database and produced works as vector tiles and static
> map images via their APIs and SDKs. This would mean that it is the
> responsibility of Mapbox to notify Facebook that FB is not in
> compliance with the ODbL.
> However, I really think it would be interesting to see if OSMF
> bypassing Mapbox and directly contacting one of Mapbox's clients is a
> valid legal avenue to pursue attribution violations.
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