[OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] The OSM licence: where we are, where we're going
graham at theseamans.net
Wed Jan 9 12:31:14 GMT 2008
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> And I say this again, if I saw that a majority of OSM contributers
> thinks that the copyleft aspect is important, then I'd not have this
> discussion. It is just that it seems to me that there are very few
> people who hold up the CC banner. And most of these, after some
> thinking, silently retract their banner when I ask them how they'd
> combine OSM data with a GNU FDL source and what the result should be
> licensed under...
Since that mainly concerns wikipedia, do you still get the same response
now wikipedia have announce their intention to be CC compatible? This
strikes me as a problem with the FDL, not with our license, and I'm not
aware of the FDL having much importance for material we might want to
merge with ours apart from that case.
I'm also slightly surprised you think the number of supporters of (the
intention behind) CC-BY-SA is so small. Like you said, I guess a poll
would be good - but when the actual alternatives have firmed up more, as
the geodata blog describes.
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