[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] Community vs. Licensing
gravitystorm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 10:22:32 BST 2010
On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:37 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, we contributors are being treated with contempt alright, besides
>> not being asked what we contributors want, since this whole thing
>> started it's been nothing but dirty tricks to try and get the license
> No, JohnSmith, still you present a skewed vision.
> Every time OSM contributors have been asked, they have supported ODbL
> (or license change before ODbL had a name). All the way back to SotM
> Manchester. And all the way forward through polls and surveys and more
> SotM conferences. All the time, collaborative discussions and
> compromise. Every contributor will make their own choice to proceed
> or not.
> But still you accuse other OSM contributors of "dirty tricks".
> You claim your volume of edits or gas consumption as if it were
> something unusual to OpenStreetMap contributors. But then you import
> data without following the community import guidelines And then you
> run 'bots without following the community automated edits
> guidelines Not cool, JohnSmith.
And wage a campaign of reverting pages on the wiki, or hiding major
changes behind the "minor edit" flag. And the seemingly
never-ending inane rebuttals of everyone else on the mailing lists
leading to simply unbelievable volumes of email.
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