[Geowanking] OGC Rights Management Summit
steve at asklater.com
Sun May 31 02:41:39 PDT 2009
On 31 May 2009, at 07:10, Marc Wick wrote:
> There are fundamental differences between source code and data.
> Share-alike code does not prevent you from building complex
> applications, whereas share-alike data is a show stopper for
> anything not absolutely trivial.
> "..., OSM doesn't even let you do mashups." 
> I understand that OdbL is trying to address and alleviate some of
> these issues. Unfortunately I fear that I am not going to understand
> 'kafkaesque' legalese and I prefer licenses that I can understand
> without having to consult a lawyer. Maybe somebody wants to take the
> opportunity and explain in a few words how OdbL is supposed to work?
I said the process was kafkaesque, not the license itself. It always
is, look at the GPLv3 process.
The ODbL looks a bit like CC-BY-SA for data, except that if you make
something with the data (say, a printed map) then that 'produced work'
can be licensed however you like so long as you don't reverse engineer
the data back from that.
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