[OSM-talk] Copyright page vs Contributors page
simon at poole.ch
Sun Mar 28 20:44:57 UTC 2021
This is a very old issue literally for ages.
The OSMF has a number of agreements that specifically refer to the
copyright page on the website so removing those entries is a
non-starter. The IMHO proper way to resolve this is to actually track
third party sources and generate the contents of the copyright page from
a DB table, automatically collapsing / expanding entries depending on
the geographic context and doing away with the wiki page.
See for example
and the multiple times this has been discussed over the last decade +.
Am 28.03.2021 um 12:33 schrieb Tom Pfeifer:
> the attribution "OpenStreetMap contributors" typically links to
> -> https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
> which has a section "Our contributors".
> This section quietly says "thousands of individuals", followed by a
> prominent bullet list with eleven countries and some of their public
> data sources.
> At the bottom of this section is a quiet link to the Contributors page
> -> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors
> which then comes with the long list of institutional contributors.
> That feels significantly imbalanced to me, and why are those 11
> countries named so prominently?
> My suggestion would be, on the copyright page:
> - remove those 11 country-specific bullets
> - check that the entries are included on the contributors page of course
> - rewrite the section so it has just two equally prominent bullets:
> * thousands (or hundreds of thousands??) individuals: the
> OpenStreetMap community
> * openly-licenced data from various sources as listed on the
> Contributors page
> talk mailing list
> talk at openstreetmap.org
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