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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Mar 1 21:02:31 UTC 2019

Am 01.03.2019 um 20:20 schrieb Andy Mabbett:
> ...
> 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.
> ...

This is were you are confusing things: while it is true that the OSMF is
not authorised in general to act as your agent, it has no bearing on the
matter at hand. The use of OSM data by a third party is based on a
license that they received from the OSMF (because you have permitted the
OSMF to (re-)license any rights you might have in your contributions).
-You- do not have any agreement of any kind with that third party, nor
have you licensed your material to them.

This is why OSM licensing is really totally absolutely in every aspect
completely different from how WP is licensed.

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