[OSM-legal-talk] Open Data Licence (Re: 23rd Dec board meeting)

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Sun Jan 25 23:41:03 GMT 2009

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 04:07:38PM +0000, Rob Myers wrote:
> > By having a closed development process, and publishing drafts for
> > review, 
> I don't understand what an open development process for a legal document
> would look like if not iterated drafting and comment.

> There should be another round of comment on the licence, no matter how
> fed up everyone is with the process, but not any kind of exercise in
> legal crowdsourcing or radical democracy.

I don’t envisage a free‐for‐all as a necessity for open development. I’m
more after seeing the licence as it is being developed, and being given
the chance to comment on it throughout.  This doesn’t mean I get to
change it as I see fit.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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