[OSM-legal-talk] Licensing Working Group report, 2009/01/22

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 23 23:49:56 GMT 2009

Frederik Ramm wrote:
>Sent: 22 January 2009 11:10 PM
>To: Licensing and other legal discussions.
>Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] Licensing Working Group report, 2009/01/22
>Mikel Maron wrote:
>> We want to move ahead with this draft of the license asap. The license
>won't be perfect,
>> but there will definitely be a process for feedback and improvements, and
>the license
>> will get there. In the immediate term, the OSM community kick starts this
>> by first moving to the first draft of the ODL license.
>I don't think I fully understand this yet. Your plan is to implement the
>license as it comes from the lawyers, without further input from any of
>us, and then perhaps improve it *afterwards* through an as-yet
>unpublished (and never discussed) upgrading scheme?

The licence doesn't get implemented if the vote is against its
implementation. If that were to happen then the licence would be back on the
drawing board and wholly open to the full discussion process again. We'd be
no further on but at least it would have been democratically agreed.



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