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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