[OSM-dev] [OSM-legal-talk] Bittorrent

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Sun Apr 19 13:44:03 BST 2009


Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> writes:

> Everything you say is true, but unless you have just joined the project 
> you must be aware that the new license being contemplated - the Open 
> Database License - rests heavily on the European idea of database 
> rights, and tries to supplant them by a contract for jurisdictions that 
> have no "sui generis" database protection.
>
> A contract of course requires agreement by those who are party to it 
> before it can be of legal relevance.
>
> (Maybe you're reading this on dev and are unaware of the 1000+ postings 
> in the previous year on legal-talk about the matter...?)

As a random data point, I read your note on talk but am not subscribed
to legal-talk at .  It would be nice to have a monthly summary of where the
licensing discussion is and a sense of what the debate is posted to
talk at .  It would particularly interesting to see the discussion around
expected impacts to free distribution of planet dumps.  Of course I
could join legal, but I think it's probably good for the health of the
project for everyone to see an abstract.


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