[OSM-talk] We need to have a conversation about attribution

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Mar 1 12:02:54 UTC 2019

On Friday 01 March 2019, Nuno Caldeira wrote:
> [...]
> Good examples of attribution....[...]

Note the ODbL requires attribution of the database creator 
(OpenStreetMap contributors) and explaining that the data is available 
under the ODbL.  The Copyright page says this can be done by linking to 
it - but in return this also means if you don't link you have to 
mention the license as well - just like you'd need to do in a print 
application.  Not all of your 'good' examples do this.

> [...]
> European Commission  - credits OSM and other sources

Since you mention the EU commission i cannot help pointing out that the 
EU commission is also responsible for one of the most ridiculous cases 
of inproper attribution i have seen so far:


Christoph Hormann

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