[OSM-talk] CC-BY-SA derived ODbL data
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Tue Aug 10 11:52:59 BST 2010
On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 6:41 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 August 2010 20:28, Jukka Rahkonen <jukka.rahkonen at latuviitta.fi> wrote:
>> How strict are we going to be with these cases? If we are going to be strict,
>> how can we sort them out?
> I think this is why some people are advocating that ODBL be a fork and
> start with 'clean' data, it's going to be very messy no matter how you
> look at it and will this be used as a precedent against OSM in future?
First, the argument of forking vs transitioning in the ODbL is purely
semantic. The transition to ODbL will essentially be a fork of OSM.
OpenStreetMap will cease its CC-BY-SA database and only use ODbL data.
In order to make this transition easier, OSM is taking steps to make
the transition easier (ie dual license).
The only people who are advocating "clean" data (ie no data at all)
appear to be those who dislike the ODbL and would prefer OSM to fail,
rather than see this license change. Personally, I think that's pretty
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