[OSM-talk] A reliable process for handling OSM license violations
frederik at remote.org
Mon Mar 21 00:12:44 GMT 2011
Russ Nelson wrote:
> Gert, as long as OSM is copyrighted, the OSMF will need to be in the
> business of suing OSMers.
Certainly not under CC-BY-SA where OSMF has no legal basis for suing
anyone (because even if OSM is copyrighted, OSMF is not the copyright
holder nor has OSMF been formally asked to sue on their behalf by the
copyright owners). - It *might* be different under ODbL but even if OSMF
had a legal basis to sue somebody, it could very well decide that the
possibility of a lawsuit is deterrence enough and simply ignore the few
that are undeterred.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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