[OSM-dev] Bittorrent

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sun Apr 19 00:35:45 BST 2009

Maarten Deen wrote:
> 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.

In that case to make it also clear; to submit new Planet files.


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