[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] Contact And Remap Campaign
frederik at remote.org
Mon Feb 13 13:32:55 GMT 2012
On 02/13/2012 12:53 PM, Simon Poole wrote:
> While I've expressed my displeasure with every revision of the CTs after
> 1.0 for exactly your reasoning, I don't believe that the situation is
> quite as bad as you paint it. Come April the 1st the only extra "string
> attached" to data that is in the database should be attribution via the
> Website. Which implies that further data removal would only be necessary
> if we wanted to use a distribution license that didn't require any
> attribution at all, which is extremely unlikely (not the least because
> of the necessary data removal).
No, even after April 1st the following is entirely plausible:
- mapper contacts government asking for data
- government says "here, you can have that, but it may only be
distributed under ODbL or CC-BY-SA, nothing else"
- mapper contributes data to OSM without even *telling* us that there is
this additional requirement (CT only require that the mapper makes sure
data is "compatible with current license")
Any future license change to, say, CC-BY or GFDL3.15 or whatever would
then require that data to be deleted, but we wouldn't even know that.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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