[OSM-talk] [Announce] OSMF license change vote has started
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Sun Dec 6 04:53:28 GMT 2009
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 11:42 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Of course they said that, they only support PD-like licenses *as a policy*.
PD-like licenses? You mean for databases of facts? Or am I misinterpreting
It's pretty stupid but that's their policy.
Well, you may think Creative Commons is "stupid", but I hope others will
give them a chance and listen to what they have to say. I think they will,
considering that Creative Commons is well known and respected, compared to
Open Data Commons, who doesn't even seem to have an article on Wikipedia.
I don't know, I find it somewhat mind-boggling that a site like OSM would
even consider resorting to "browse-through license agreements" in order to
impose terms which go beyond that of copyright. It's the exact oppose of
what I'd expect from a site which calls itself "open" and "free".
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