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Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap

Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap

Posted Jan 25, 2014 13:45 UTC (Sat) by notofyourconcern (guest, #95197)
In reply to: Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap by tzafrir
Parent article: The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Openstreetmap had a creative commons licence in the past but was found out to not be fitting. Openstreetmap is a database of geographic facts and facts don't fall under copyright. However because it is a database it falls under database protection laws. Out of this reason a free database licence was made from scratch for Openstreetmap.

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