[OSM-legal-talk] ODbL License + Outline Procedure
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Fri Feb 27 13:51:36 GMT 2009
On 27 Feb 2009, at 13:05, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> Grant Slater <openstreetmap at ...> writes:
>> The OSMF License Working Group is excited and pleased to announce the
>> completion of legal drafting and review by our legal counsel of the
>> proposed license, the Open Database License Agreement (ODbL).
> I am sure that this is going to be fun. Legal adviser makes a fine
> new start for
> a never ending PD-Share alike or GPL style/LGPL style debate with
> comments like
> this on the wiki use cases page:
> "My goal as a producer of Free (as in freedom) works is to enable (and
> encourage) others to create new and innovative Free works based on
> mine, so that
> the catalogue of Free works available to the world is growingly
> enriched by new
> contributors. This wealth of new works is my reward for contributing
> in the
> first place. I don't understand why anybody would be allowed to pick
> pieces of Free works, produce something new with it, and not share
> it back. If
> they have a problem with sharing back to the community, they should
> just not use
> a Free work in the first place, get their data elsewhere and
> possibly pay for
> it. --Pshunter 12:21, 27 February 2009 (UTC)"
I think we are going to need some carefully management of the Use Case
page over the review period. Should we use the talk page to discuss
issues with individual use cases? or should the main use-case page be
used? or should this list be used?!
Personally I would prefer the Use Case talk page to have a heading for
each Use Case and have the main Use Case page only containing the
current proposed text. If people don't object this this then I will
create entries for each Use Case on the discussion page and move the
existing comments from the front to the discussion page.
My reason for using the wiki approach is that the discussions for each
Use Case can happen in parallel without elements of the discussion
getting lost over time the way they do on a list, or dissipate into
the normal free/sa pit of despair!
With reference to Pshunter's comments I am not clear what his actual
point it, but I will pick that up on the talk page if people agree
with the approach.
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