Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Apology from Wired

I've had a nice apology this evening from the Gadgetlab editor at Wired about using my photo to illustrate their article on OSM.

Apparently their legal team interprets the Creative Commons "noncommercial" license as allowing editorial use in news stories. I find that a bit surprising, but who am I to argue?

Anyway, they say they don't want to upset me so they have replaced my picture with another contribution from a Flickr account that applies different license restrictions. I can't fault them for that, and personally I think they now have a better illustration. You can see it here. The picture they originally used is here.

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