[OSM-talk] [Announce] OSMF license change vote has started
Stefan de Konink
stefan at konink.de
Tue Dec 8 19:03:57 GMT 2009
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> So I can't license data because it's factual?
You cannot /copyright/ the data because it is factual. A license for
what you couldn't /copyright/ in the first place is not an analogy of
GPL vs BSD.
> Anyway, back on planet Earth, there are lots of people who do want
> OSM to be virally licensed. You guys reiterating the great BSDvGPL
> holy war with pseudo legal arguments isn't going to change that.
The amount of people wanting to go PD with their data is probably the
inverse to the amount of people to want to keep viral. So try to win the
battles you can win, otherwise maybe the best way forward is to ask the
users if /any fork/ could continue with PD/CC0.
> What do you think TeleAtlas and NavTeq think about that? Have they
> been wasting their time all these years?
Basically getting in contracts with users. Asking a per user fee for a
mapping service. As pointed out by lawyers before, the only thing in
OpenStreetMap that is getting protection by law is the rendered map, and
where applicable the database. Same count for TeleAtlas and NavTeq.
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