[OSM-talk] Are there any other projects in a similar fork situation? (Slightly OT)
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 03:37:48 BST 2010
On 2 October 2010 12:04, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> In general the reason a project forks is that the original project has
> stagnated and the current maintainers are unresponsive. Or (as we're
> seeing now with many of the Sun projects), the original maintainer is
> no longer going to put resources toward the project.
> Occasionally you see projects fork for personal reasons, often a mix
> of personality conflict combined with some technical decision.
They also tend to fork due to licensing.
> 4) No fork is offering any compelling reason to use it over OSM
You make some fairly shallow assumptions.
CommonMap (CC-by) is operating under a similar premise as the USGS
(CC0/PD) the main/only difference being they wish to be able to
interact with other government departments but the different countries
(AU v US) require different licenses.
As for any CC-by-SA fork, there is already a large database of data
that won't have to have data removed, and there is also other
resources that is only also available under cc-by-sa licensing.
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