[OSM-legal-talk] OSMHQ (Open Street Map High Quality): Viable Alternative For The National Map Corps

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Sep 4 12:27:19 BST 2008


> Of course, Frederik, 99% of OSM edits are made with either your  
> editor or mine.

Unfortunately Imi's a die-hard copyleft advocate... I think if he had 
been aware of a license that forces anything made with JOSM to be 
copyleft he'd probably have used that ;-)

In a way, the whole of civilisation is a derived work, isn't it? Glad 
our forefathers were liberal enough to not try to attach too many 
licensing strings to their cultural heritage, otherwise we'd probably 
have a world not only divided culturally and geographically, but also 
legally: "Sorry mate, can't talk to you about this, you are descended 
from a GnuFreeThought tribe and I am BrainCommons, we're not compatible..."

(If you were so unlucky to produce offspring of two incompatible 
licenses, you'd make sure it doesn't get published lest the license 
police will come and annihilate it... it's a logical/legal no-no you know.)


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