[OSM-legal-talk] OS Opendata &amp;amp; the new license
frederik at remote.org
Wed Sep 29 14:24:05 BST 2010
Ed Avis wrote:
>> And vice versa. "I want to import <dataset> and that's why we cannot use
>> <license>" is tail-wagging-dog as well.
> Are you saying that any argument based on data imports is irrelevant to the
> choice of licence?
> What, then, would be an admissible reason for not using <licence>, in your view?
In my opinion, the license must be chosen according to what's best for
the project in the long term; short term considerations should not apply.
Admissible reasons for not using <license> would be, for example, that
<license> doesn't work, isn't enforcable, leaves too much doubt, runs
the risk of sidelining OSM in the long run, or such. "We already have
some data that is not compatible with <license>" is not one of them.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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