[OSM-talk] Opinion poll about the new licence Odbl 1.0
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Thu Dec 10 14:55:26 GMT 2009
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 5:05 AM, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> Brendan Morley wrote:
> > All for addressing, as far as I can tell, a theoretical problem, with no
> real-world "exploits".
> I understand that actual exploits would make the problem more obvious,
> but I find the underlying logic questionable nevertheless.
> No one has broken into my house for 5 years now. Does this mean my door
> locks are secure? No, it might easily just mean that
> * most people are honest enough not break into my house
> * the stuff I have in here is not valuable enough
> * I was simply lucky
> Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that the locks are insecure
> either, it's just that you need experts checking the locks to decide
Unless you're living inside a bank vault, I highly doubt your locks are
secure or that you'd be willing to pay to secure them. Especially not when
they're sitting next to a big window that can probably be easily broken with
a nice brick.
Good analogy, actually. ODbL is the fancy million dollar lock (which is
brand new and has been tested much less than your previous $50 one).
Copyright law is the big huge window sitting next to the locked door.
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