[OSM-legal-talk] CT, section 3
frederik at remote.org
Fri Nov 26 11:05:07 GMT 2010
On 11/26/10 10:57, Olaf Schmidt-Wischhöfer wrote:
> I would never have contributed under a license that says: "All your
> work is now ours. You give up all control. Bugger off if you
I think you have misunderstood the issue at hand.
> But let me change my thought experiment to something less absurd: Let
> us assume the OSMF have a vote to change the license of OpenStreetMap
> to Public Domain some time in the future.
> The OSMF therefore releases a new
> version of the CT replacing the 2/3 majority with a simple majority.
This is not about assigning ownership of your contribution to OSMF. We
are talking about allowing OSMF to use and license your contribution
under the terms of the current CT.
You do not give up all control, you say: "Dear OSMF, as long as you play
by the rules in these CT, you can use my data."
If OSMF stops playing by these rules, they lose the right to use your
data. If they want to change the CT like in your example, they would
have to come and ask you if you're all right with that.
So while you cannot control which "free and open" license 2/3 of the
project may choose to use in the future, it will always be a free and
open license, and it will always be 2/3 of the active mappers, and the
definition of "active mappers" will always be as written in the CT.
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