Talk:Community attribution advice

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Use of attribution in APIs

I think the expectation regarding attribution applies in a similar way to various APIs serving ODbL licensed data. An an example, the following services already explicitly hint towards the ODbL license:

If your API serves OSM data, you should probably include a similar hint as well. Mmd (talk) 16:11, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Indeed we seem to have a well established practice and probably also the expectation in the community that OSM data delivered by APIs should have attribution included by the software. While such data extracts are not primarily meant for human consumption it is not uncommon for people to look at them and including human readable attribution there is definitely good practice. I am however somewhat reluctant to include that in the advice since OSM data - when of substantial volume - is also subject to section 4.2 of the license which has other requirements. 4.2b - the requirements to include the license text or an URL for example is only followed literally by the API and not Overpass or Nominatim. This has so far not been discussed that much (in contrast to attribution of produced works) so i am not sure if we have clear community expectations here is the details. --Imagico (talk) 16:54, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Move to "Community_attribution_advice"

"advice" is the noun, "advise" is the verb form. --Jeisenbe (talk) 16:23, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Ah, yes, thanks. --Imagico (talk) 16:54, 1 May 2020 (UTC)