[OSM-legal-talk] [talk] New site about the license change
frederik at remote.org
Wed Nov 17 07:25:27 GMT 2010
On 11/17/10 04:26, Anthony wrote:
> They left what process? The goal of the process was not to find a
> license like the ODbL. The goal of the process was to address the sui
> generis database right within the CC framework.
This is not a contradiction. The ODbL could well have been "the way to
address data in the CC framework". I'd avoid talking specifically of the
"sui generis database right" because that was clearly not an issue in
the beginning; the issue they tried to solve was that "no one understood
the legal aspects of data very clearly, no one could figure out an
algorithm for when copyright applied and when it didn't, and everyone
wanted a solution."
I'm not a CC insider; I have my knowledge mainly from stuff that John
Wilbanks has published. The above quote is from
http://blogs.nature.com/wilbanks/2007/12/ which tells a story that
starts in October 2006.
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