Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:25 UTC
Apple "Yesterday Apple launched iPhoto, its photo management app, for the iPad and iPhone... And we're rather pleased to find they're the latest to switch to OpenStreetMap. [...] The OSM data that Apple is using is rather old (start of April 2010) so don't expect to see your latest and greatest updates on there. It's also missing the necessary credit to OpenStreetMap's contributors; we look forward to working with Apple to get that on there." Pretty ironic coming from a company suing the living daylights out of everyone over rounded corners and bouncy-scroll effects, but alas, I'm sure there's some construed justification coming up from the usual suspects.
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JoeBuck
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2006-01-11

... so perhaps they intend to fork OSM to avoid the new license (though even the old license means they must give credit)?

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Not2Sure Member since:
2009-12-07

... so perhaps they intend to fork OSM to avoid the new license (though even the old license means they must give credit)?


That is correct and my assumption as well. It will be fairly interesting to see how it plays out as a test of the limits of CC-SA. Basically, if you take some data under CC-SA and improve it, eventually (but how long does it take before) it's "your" data and attribution is no longer necessary. CC-SA was always a bad license for "malleable" information imho. Take a map with some OSM data and layer on some other data from other sources. What license(s) apply to the final map result/output?

That is one of the many reasons that OSM moved to the ODbl license in May of 2010. The other primarily being as I recall that US copyright law has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on data and is meant to apply only to literary, artistic works.

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