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bug #38058: Copyright notices should include tile copyright

Submitted by:  Guttorm Flatabø <dittaeva>
Submitted on:  Thu 10 Jan 2013 07:30:47 PM UTC  
Category:  ocitysmap Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  None

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Sun 13 Jan 2013 08:11:20 PM UTC, comment #3: 

MapQuest style sheet as an MIT license (see README.md at https://github.com/MapQuest/MapQuest-Mapnik-Style)

There is no clear license for Mapnik style sheet (as thus for printable one, derived of it): http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/rendering/mapnik/debian/copyright

I am closing the issue.

David Mentré <dmentre>
Project Administrator
Thu 10 Jan 2013 08:16:38 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I see, I wasn't quite sure about that. However, which machine generated the tile doesn't really matter. But then again I suppose the stylesheet is free software with a license that does not require crediting on every generated map(/tile)...

Thus I think we can probably close this issue as invalid.

Guttorm Flatabø <dittaeva>
Thu 10 Jan 2013 07:37:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 


Unlike the web-based slippy maps which are put together using tiles, these maps are rendered directly from the database as vectors. Tiles or their copyright are therefore not applicable, as I see it.

Whether or not the different styles merit a copyright notice is a different story. I agree this ought to be looked into.

Jeroen van Rijn <jvrnix>
Project Member
Thu 10 Jan 2013 07:30:47 PM UTC, original submission:  

While we credit OpenStreetMap for their data, the tiles are not credited even though openstreetmap requires it. See http://osm.org/copyright

However, as the user can choose different stylesheets we need different copyright notices according to stylesheet used, as I suspect MapQuest would want to be credited as well.

Guttorm Flatabø <dittaeva>


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