[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap License Change Phase 3 Pre-Announcement
frederik at remote.org
Fri Apr 15 23:08:45 BST 2011
On 04/15/2011 11:01 PM, Alan Mintz wrote:
> What exactly will be done with the existing data, and when?
> Understanding what happens to objects and their
> parents/siblings/children based on the license acceptance of the
> original creator/intermediate editors/last editor is key to deciding
> whether I should accept or decline.
I don't think this is cast in stone yet, and it is unlikely to be cast
in stone any time soon. In my opinion (and I am not part of OSMF board
or LWG), it is very likely that the process will be a fuzzy one, where
"easy" cases are decided automatically and everything else by the community.
Personally I do not expect any rules about this to be devised until long
after we've entered phase 4. If you are interested in the process, I
believe there are lots of opportunities to participate.
Be reminded that you are asked to agree to a contract with OSMF (the
CT); you are not asked whether or not you like the way OSMF goes about
implementing that contract. It is important to separate these two. Even
if there already *were* plans on how exactly to implement things, these
plans would *not* become part of the contract; they could be changed the
minute after you have agreed to the CT.
Also, it is not unlikely that the OSMF board overseeing the license
changeover in phase 5 will be quite different from the board we have now
(as there will be elections at SOTM).
Thus it doesn't make any sense to say that you want to base your
agreement or non-agreement to the CT on whatever plans there may or may
not be for dealing with objects that have been touched by many people.
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