[OSM-talk] Critical Mass for license change-over
nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Jan 28 07:06:20 GMT 2012
Michael Collinson writes:
> The question I ask you is, do you agree that we have reached critical mass?
As others have pointed out, we don't know if we've reached critical
mass until the units of the mass have been settled upon. Pounds?
> Here is our report.
I don't see any indication of what will happen with data declared to
be in the public domain. Since this data is not currently licensed
(there is no owner to grant a license), it should not be deleted since
it's not subject to the license change.
> - We still have not been able to get responses from about 35,000 older
> contributors who have mapped at least one node.
IMHO, we should declare that everybody who edited anonymously has two
choices: 1) take ownership of your edits, or 2) give up your copyright.
The principle behind this is that a copyright notice has to say
"Copyright", give the date, and name the owner.
The one node threshold is too low. If somebody cannot be bothered to
accept nor reject the license change, we should say that they have
abandoned their copyright if it is less than, say, 10 nodes.
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