[OSM-dev] Bittorrent

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 18 22:42:59 BST 2009

Stefan de Konink wrote:
 > Paul Johnson wrote:
 >> 2) If we have nothing to hide (we don't), and especially given that
 >> nothing about OSM is anonymous, what's with this irrational insistence
 >> that anonymity is the standard all the sudden?  Does OSM as a project
 >> even care or attempt to log who is receiving the data to begin with?
 > To make things absolutely clear. If any new license will prohibit in any
 > way the distribution of the planet without signing or agreeing, this
 > bittorrent service will continue anyway as it is now.

That is no problem, as any future license can only govern any future planet 
files. A new license can not go back in time and say "every previous planet is 
illegal to distribute".
To do that and to enforce that needs a whole lot of power, money and attorneys.


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