[OSM-legal-talk] License Cut-over and critical mass
edodd at billiau.net
Fri Jul 16 11:08:51 BST 2010
On Fri, 16 Jul 2010, Rob Myers wrote:
> Has anyone asked the Australian or New Zealand governments how scared
> they would be of ODbL?
This statement indicates your complete failure to understand political
I'm not young, I'm white haired actually, and glib remarks like this don't
contribute to the discussion.
The government has little control over the bureaucracy. The bureaucracy took
many years to agree to any data release, and we would expect that the process
of agreeing to another licence by those bureaucrats to be as convoluted as the
process here. It would also take a minimum of three years, starting from after
the next election. If we ask "now" it won't happen because an Australian
election date is imminent.
I don't know how long it took to get LINZ data released - I'm not sure when
the process was started.
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