[OSM-legal-talk] The big license debate
frederik at remote.org
Thu Mar 1 02:19:12 GMT 2007
> Core Requirements:
> To provide a clear unambiguous framework (both legal and in terms of
> statement of intent) on a global basis in which to:
> 1) encourage private individuals to contribute geodata to OSM
> 2) encourage commercial entities to contribute geodata to OSM or
> otherwise assist OSM's objectives without charge
> Enough for now. My questions to the list are: Are these items
> non-contentious across the board of opinion?
It's ok for me. However I see some holes between "private individuals"
and "commercial entities"; there are also "individuals acting for their
own commercial gain", and "non-commercial entities", to name but two.
I say this because this duality - private happy campers on one side,
global-galactic commercial empires on the other - seems to be in many
heads and it actually hurts the debate. Individuals acting for their
commercial gain are probably a potent and highly creative group, and if
the manner in which we treat them is based on the vision of a multi
billion pound commercial empire, things go awry.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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