[OSM-legal-talk] OS Opendata & the new license
rob at robmyers.org
Fri Oct 1 12:04:14 BST 2010
On 10/01/2010 11:46 AM, Elizabeth Dodd wrote:
> Not everyone can join OSMF.
> Joining is restricted to persons with enough spare cash to pay a fee in
> Pounds Sterling, access to a system for international money transfer if
> not in the UK, and a number of other practical points dependent on UK
> law - I would expect that minors are not supposed to be voting members
> of a UK company.
Or of anything else.
> The ability to manage well in written English would be
> a practical requirement.
Which language would you rather was used?
> To pick an obvious example, the persons who mapped Nigerian slums are
That's an eyebrow-raising assumption.
> unlikely to have the financial resources to join. Most students don't
Then I suggest that those of us who are concerned that their voices are
not being heard help them out.
> have such resources. I would not expect the students involved in
You're joking. It's a few pints worth of money.
> mapping ShimlaPuri to have the financial resources.
> OSMF was set up for a particular purpose. Because responsibility for
> the servers implies responsibility for the contents, the extension was
> made to the licence. OSMF extended itself this privilege, not the OSM
OSMF would not be competent if it ignored the problems with the licence.
It would be failing in its duty.
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