[OSM-talk] [Announce] OSMF license change vote has started
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Dec 6 00:52:55 GMT 2009
The License Working Group has spent months, well probably nearer years, on the license change. They know one heck of a lot more about legal systems than myself. They are people that I trust. Therefore I'm going to listen to them, and let them just get on with it. I really just wan this license change sorted out and completed as there are other more important things to be done.
On 6 Dec 2009, at 00:37, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> Kai Krueger schrieb:
>>> Don't you see that this is a complete inappropriate way to deal with
>>> an open community?
>> No, as the previous process has always been pretty open with discussions
>> on talk, legal-talk, the wiki and some of the mailing lists. How much
>> more open do you want it to be with out spamming 150000 people who are
>> mostly not interested in the process of the license on every little detail?
> I find it completely inappropriate to ask the fellow mappers out there:
> Say yes to the new license or we'll delete your data in february
> This requires a very strong opinion against the license to build the
> believe: "I don't want the new license, so I'm willing to loose the last
> years of my work with OSM".
> You may be right that the "no sayers" have more "weight" in the process,
> but becoming a "no sayer" requires a very strong believe as you
> potentially loose all your previous work.
> What I would have expected would be a simple web poll with a few options
> to get a first idea what the mappers out there really want.
> Regards, ULFL
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