When an OSM data user in his digital/web map uses the phrase "Improve this map" is he still committed to use the legal OSM attribution? Namely, there are such users where instead of the legal OSM attribution there are privat symbols to click several times before you see some indication that the map is actually based on OSM data.

asked 29 May '18, 08:32

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I'm not sure what the dilemma is supposed to be, an "Improve this map" link is nice and could be combined with appropriate attribution, but on its own is clearly not a replacement.

See Licence FAQ and OSM copyright page.

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answered 29 May '18, 09:35

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Simon, thanks for the quick reply. Your supposition is not quite correct. The phrase is a usual coverage for adding/mixing in privat data to OSM data (note, not derived data) and has nothing to do with the mentioned link. The mentioned private symbol is like in this real case here https://goo.gl/HDdvNS the "i" in the bottom right corner. Clicking on that we get a new privatsymbol like here https://goo.gl/7JaiUA and so on. Eventually, after some clicks we may get a list of notes containing a line indicating the OSM copyright. So, an authoritative yes/no answer to the commitment dilemma is, obviously, necessary and essential for many OSM data users.

(29 May '18, 12:25) sanser

but the map you show "behind" all those private symbols is created with OSM data, not ? Can't you have some copyright notice that differentiates the map (OSM) from the markers (private) ?

(29 May '18, 15:18) escada
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Your supposition is not quite correct. The phrase is a usual coverage for adding/mixing in privat data to OSM data (note, not derived data) and has nothing to do with the mentioned link.

No.

The mentioned private symbol is like in this real case here https://goo.gl/HDdvNS the "i" in the bottom right corner. Clicking on that we get a new privatsymbol like here https://goo.gl/7JaiUA and so on. Eventually, after some clicks we may get a list of notes containing a line indicating the OSM copyright. So, an authoritative yes/no answer to the commitment dilemma is, obviously, necessary and essential for many OSM data users.

I already gave you the answer.

Further: hiding attribution behind a button would only be acceptable in an absolutely space constrained situation, which these days is a thumbnail sized map, definitely nothing larger.

(29 May '18, 20:46) SimonPoole ♦
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