[OSM-talk] [Announce] OSMF license change vote has started
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 10:57:30 GMT 2009
2009/12/8 Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>:
> John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>If GPLv3 was inspired by Tivo, I think this license is somewhat
>>inspired by Google and other commercial mapping companies, who have a
>>habbit of sucking in all the data they can get their hands on and not
>>giving anything back.
> Google have recently started using their own set of map data for the USA.
> If it were possible for them to take OSM data under the current licence they
> would have done so. This suggests that the current share-alike provisions are
> working as intended.
Google is already fighting several legal battles maybe they don't need
the additional bad press?
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