[OSM-legal-talk] Can someone summarise arguments for/against clause 2 of CTs?
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 03:38:21 BST 2010
On 20 September 2010 11:57, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> what motivated this clause. If someone could give a relatively neutral
> summary of the arguments on both sides, I'd be very appreciative. I'm
You won't get a neutral summary, the problem here is competing
ideologies, you have some trying to push OSM in a PD direction, while
others prefer share-a-like. The CTs basically make it a great deal
easier to shift OSM to PD in future than would be possible with your
suggestion of getting people to accept different licenses in future.
To put it as succinctly as possible, what is being attempted here is
similar to pushing linux from GPL to a BSD license.
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