[OSM-legal-talk] [OSM-talk] Critical Mass for license change-over
kairo at kairo.at
Tue Jan 31 20:58:13 GMT 2012
Mike Dupont schrieb:
> This is my understanding. all of my edits belong to me, they are my
> contributions that I then willingly share with others.
This is exactly what the CTs say. You sign there that you own your edit
and grant the OSMF to sub-license it if needed and under well-defined terms.
IMHO it's a shame we only introduced such terms so late. When I started
contributing, my understanding was that I was *giving my contributions
to the project* which includes that the project can use it under
share-alike-style terms and license them for use of anyone, but I always
wondered why there was no agreement I needed to OK that said that in
detail. (Of course, the OSMF is the legal representative of the project,
as "the project" has no legal standing by itself at all.)
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