[OSM-talk] Critical Mass for license change-over
Nathan Edgars II
neroute2 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 00:01:20 GMT 2012
On 1/27/2012 6:48 PM, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> Hi Mike and Graham,
> >We should not assume that contributors' acceptance of the new licence
> means that they are particularly in favour of it - they may have just
> accepted because it was easier than getting involved in the >argument,
> and did not see it as doing any harm. From a personal point of view I
> fall into that category - I have no interest in changing the licence,
> but am not against it per-se, so accepted. Because I see >negligible
> benefit in changing the licence, I find it very hard to justify data
> loss by progressing with it.
> +1 on this : this is precisely my view.
> I really don't mind one way or the other about the licence, and have
> kept out of it until now mostly because I have no wish to get into
> arguments... but what I definitely don't want to see are large holes
> appearing on the map come April 1st. I am particularly concerned about
> my local patch, Hampshire, with a former mapper, almost certainly in the
> top 5 Hampshire contributors, having declined the CTs. I do wonder if it
> will do more harm than good to switch over.
I in fact oppose the license change. But I oppose it because of the
damage it will do, so declining would be hypocritical.
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