Open Database License

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The Open Database License (ODbL) is a copyleft ("Share Alike") license agreement intended to allow users to freely share, modify, and use a database while maintaining this same freedom for others.[1]

ODbL is published by Open Data Commons, part of the Open Knowledge Foundation.[2]

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project completed the move from a Creative Commons license to ODbL in September 2012[3] in an attempt to have more legal security[4] and a more specific license for databases rather than creative works.

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  1. ^ "Open Database License (ODbL) v1.0". Open Data Commons. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Open Data Commons - About". Open Data Commons. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "OpenStreetMap data license is ODbL". OpenStreetMap Foundation. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Legal FAQ". OpenStreetMap. 

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