[OSM-talk] OSMF: The people you are going to hand over your OSM data ...
Stefan de Konink
stefan at konink.de
Mon Dec 7 14:01:43 GMT 2009
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> You're confusing me with Lambertus. I never said anything good about
I'm not confusing you; it is current practice that the data is used. I
thought that was a /good/ thing. At least I came here for the usage of
data and being making it better, for me that implicitly meant sharing back.
> Actually, Cloudmade is one of the main reasons I fear handing so much
> power (the power to relicense) to OSMF. Too much of a potential
> conflict of interest there.
Come on; if you want to see a conspiracy there is always one. I think
the best way to prevent this 'power' is to give more people the freedom
to do what they want.
The point now with the license seems to be a copyright claim by the OSMF
prevents /any/ future forks. While the only possible fork point is
actually created by this license change.
If you read the first line of the last paragraph again you might notice
that this might also prevent any commercial party to run away with OSM.
But I need an law degree to confirm that.
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