[OSM-dev] Mapping during license change / "safe to edit"

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Wed Aug 25 11:15:41 BST 2010

At 2010-08-25 01:08, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>But some of them are wary of modifying existing objects. How can they know 
>that they are not building on sand - might the very object they are about 
>to edit one day have to be removed because its author has not agreed to 
>the license change?

To understand what needs to be done, I ask do we know what "author" means, 
exactly? Is it the original creator of a feature? What if others have 
edited it afterwards, and there is a mix of license acceptance among these 
users? What about nodes and ways with mixed license status? Is this stuff 
described (in a few paragraphs at most) somewhere? There's no way I'm 
reading through the license debate. I'm sure I'm not alone.

(These are literal questions for which I do not know the answers - I'm 
implying nothing at all)

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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