[OSM-talk] I don't want companies stealing OSM data that I contribute!
pdorange at mac.com
Thu Aug 19 12:29:55 BST 2010
Felix Hartmann <extremecarver at googlemail.com> wrote:
> It is true, (they just need to seperate it in two databases, which can
> be anyhting), I also think the new license because of this clause is
> utter rubbish and if it goes through there needs to be a fork. Is
> openfreemap.org still available?
With the actual "licence" it's exactly the same.
Compagny can use OSM data and make profit (CCBYSA do not exclude
Its one a the OSM basic philosophy : anyone can use data even to make
profit (but has to share what they do).
The actual licence has also a big failure : it do not protect data, so
it's inefficient that's why a new licence is required for the future.
As Emily explain the only real difference between old and new licence is
that individual right assignement is "given" to the foundation.
The new licence to not change think related to commercial uses, it just
clarify. If you really want no commercial organisation use your data, do
not contribute to OSM (before and after new licence).
Any "fork" would not change anything, actual CCBYSA licence allow
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