[OSM-talk] Using editors to indicate license preference.
osm at inbox.org
Sun Jan 17 15:19:46 GMT 2010
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2010/1/18 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> > That's not how the ODBL works. When the switch is made to the ODBL,
> > individual changeset/node/way/etc will be effectively in the PD (everyone
> > the world will have a non-revocable license to do anything restricted by
> > copyright law). Only the database as a whole will be under ODBL.
> I don't know enough about ODBL to argue that point, but it seems to be
> irrelevent since getting the data out the other end as PD is what is
> important to some.
> If this isn't a valid method (waits for some more armchair lawyers to
> turn up), then the other option is to have editors upload data to
> multiple locations if the desired outcome is to have a set of PD
I didn't say it's invalid so much as it's redundant.
All contributions are effectively PD anyway.
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