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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Mar 1 19:20:55 UTC 2019

On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 16:34, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:

> Mar 1, 2019, 3:53 PM by andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk:
> On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 11:56, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don't recall ever giving the OSMF authority to act as my agent. Did you?
> You probably agreed to
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Licence/Contributor_Terms, not ?

> I believe I did.
> What does that have to do with my point?
> You gave OSMF authority to act as your agent
> Section "Rights Granted":
> You hereby grant to OSMF a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual,
> irrevocable licence to do any act that is restricted by copyright, database right
> or any related right over anything within the Contents
> (...)
> These rights include, without limitation, the right to sub-license the work
> through multiple tiers of sub-licensees and to sue for any copyright violation
> directly connected with OSMF's rights under these terms.

The words you quote don't mean what you seem to think they do; they
certainly do not authorise the OSMF to act as my agent in pursuing
claims with regard to /my/ rights.

Andy Mabbett

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