[OSM-legal-talk] The OSM licence: where we are, where we're going

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Jan 9 10:10:25 GMT 2008


> It's not speculation because I'm actually talking to them.

Yes, but you're talking to them on the basis of our current licensing  
situation. You are not, I assume, asking anyone who agrees to give us  
data whether they would also do this under some other license ("tick  
all that apply"). So the best you have is a gut feeling whether or  
not they would perhaps agree with another license or not, but since  
nobody is actually asking them, nobody knows.

> Nowhere am I saying that OSM has changed fundamentally.
> We're not dependent on any other entity.

But you do say that the value of OSM would decrease substantially if  
other entities withdrew their cooperation, or did I get this wrong?

> But to say the OSM is not a political project is naive.

I thought it was when it started, maybe I got this wrong, I wasn't  
around then. Maybe anything you do is political, in a way.


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