[OSM-legal-talk] legal FAQ license
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Wed Oct 13 21:05:14 BST 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Weait" <richard at weait.com>
To: "Licensing and other legal discussions." <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] legal FAQ license
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 2:05 PM, David Groom <reviews at pacific-rim.net>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "M?rtin Koppenhoefer"
>> <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
>> To: "Licensing and other legal discussions."
>> <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 3:44 PM
>> Subject: [OSM-legal-talk] legal FAQ license
>>> reading the legal FAQ for the license change:
>>> there is a paragraph that looks strange to me:
>>> "... - we may take the view that those who have made small
>>> contributions, but cannot be contacted, would relicence their data
>>> under the new licence. We will enable them to contact us at a later
>>> this part looks like a problem to me, as it is opt-out instead of the
>>> always proclaimed opt-in, or have I misunderstood this? Or is this
>>> refering to anonymous edits only?
>> Unfortunately the wiki seems to offer conflicting views on what might
>> The section you quoted  does indeed seem to indicate that
>> from some people who have not responded will be left in the database.
>> However further up the same page  it says " remove any data from any
>> users who do not respond or respond negatively (the hard bit) ", and
>> here  it says "What do we do with the people who have Declined or not
>> responded? Their contributions would not be available under the future
>> version of the database. "
> David, what would you suggest? Can you see a situation where
> discarding the data is not required in the case of non-response?
My first suggestion would be that the wiki is corrected so that it does not
Or are you saying that at the moment there is no plan, and so where the wiki
indicates that there is, then the wiki is simply wrong. In which case I
would again suggest that the wiki is corrected so it reflects the current
Of course these corrections can only be made by those who know what the
implementation plan currently is.
> For example, a 'bot that does nothing but fix spelling in keys,
> changes Amenity to amenity, but the 'bot does not answer the mandatory
> relicensing question. Should we revert their changes back to Amenity?
> As another example, a user adds one POI, perhaps their business, to
> OSM and nothing else. They never respond. Do we remove the data?
> As another example, an editor makes many mass edits around the planet,
> arbitrarily changing keys/values to match their recent wiki postings,
> then answers "no" to relicensing.
> What do you suggest is the right answer for each of these situations?
> Would your answer have universal support from the community? Can you
> create some other situations and responses that will find universal
> support from the community?
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