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OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing

OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing

Posted Oct 23, 2008 2:09 UTC (Thu) by pj (subscriber, #4506)
Parent article: OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing

They should put their database into readable english text then use the GFDL on *that* for redistribution. Any machine translation of that is a derivative work, so that's protected via the GFDL as well, by the same logic that translating a .wav into a .mp3 is still protected via the copyright.



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OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing

Posted Oct 23, 2008 4:24 UTC (Thu) by butlerm (guest, #13312) [Link]

That won't work. The sine qua non of copyright is creativity. A usable machine generated natural language representation of a database of facts would not have this property.


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