[OSM-legal-talk] [OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sat Mar 31 02:01:43 PDT 2007

SteveC wrote:
>> The very quick story is that they don't believe copyright can be applied
>> to any geospatial data.  Thus creative commons licenses don't work, since
> The thing with that argument is that there are lots of people with data 
> and money who probably hold the opposite view, eg Ordnance Survey.
> This was data only right, not cartographic interpretations eg maps?
>> they depend on copyright.  So people providing data have two options -
>> public domain or make a contract that completely restricts it.

To add to that, if anyone really believed that then we'd all be copying 
out the vector data and street names from tons of maps... so something's 
not right?

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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