[OSM-legal-talk] OS Opendata & the new license
davefox at madasafish.com
Tue Sep 28 20:47:53 BST 2010
On 28/09/2010 20:27, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Dave F. wrote:
>>> When you joined OSM, was OS Streetview tracing already available
>>> then? Becasue you make it sound as if OSM without OS Streetview
>>> wasn't worth your time
>> No I have not & you know that.
>> Most of my posts have been questions which I notice you've been
>> unable to answer.
> The post which I replied to did not contain a single question,
> Your general question was whether OS data is interoperable with
> OdbL+CT (you asked whether somebody could "confirm" or "deny" that);
> in further posts you made it clear that you would find it "sad" and
> "hard to conceive" if it were not so.
And how did you correlate that with it not being worth my time?!
> I cannot confirm or deny your original question; but I wanted to say
> that it is in no way "sad" or "hard to conceive" if the license that
> OSM chooses is not compatible with a handful of government data
> licenses around the world. We are certainly not going to let the OS
> dictate the license we choose for our data.
It's amazing how you try & shift the guilt/blame.
From where I'm standing it looks like the OSM Foundation is doing all
They went to the OS & demanded they release their data. When they did,
OSMF almost immediately turn back to them & say "oh we don't want it
now". That's what I'm finding hard to conceive.
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