Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1765 closed defect (fixed)

Desktop image attribution

Reported by: kalxas Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: major Milestone: OSGeoLive10.0
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: OSM data
Cc: live-demo@…


As discussed tonight during the weekly meeting, the default desktop artwork contains OSM data. There is a "fair use" attribution to "OpenStreetMap" in the bottom center of the wallpaper.

According to the OSM copyright page, this attribution is not proper and should include "© OpenStreetMap contributors".

However, according to the OSM legal FAQ, the artwork can be considered a "Produced Work".

3c. If I make something with OSM data, do I now have to apply your license to my whole work?

No. For example, if you have written a game or published an artistic map which includes OSM data, only the data is covered by the license. This is called a Produced Work.

However, if you make a database which includes OSM data and any additional information (including using information to decide on OSM features NOT to include in your database), then this would be classed as a "derivative database" and should be made available under the Open Database License as in 3b above. 

There is a more proper attribution now added in the welcome screen:

Change history (2)

comment:1 by astrid_emde, 8 years ago

  • good to mention © OpenStreetMap contributors in the welcome screen. This could be enough already

Anothe suggestion

  • why not changing openstreetmap in the image to © OpenStreetMap contributors - it would have the proper spelling with big letters and mention the copyright

comment:2 by kalxas, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Since 10.0 was released with OSM attribution in the welcome message, this is considered fixed.

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