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

Johann H. Addicks addicks at gmx.net
Thu Jan 29 17:57:00 GMT 2009



> That's a good summation of the reasoning for an evolving license.

I consider evolving licenses as evil blank cheques.
("i agree to this version of licence and any future version relased by  
$FOUNDATION")
Even if there is preamble saying "all future versions will be in the same  
faith like this" a lot of contributors will feel that they are forced to  
trust somebody they do not know so far as beginners. This might be repelling.

Think about organisations that you ask for data and you show them a OSM- 
license that says "license will change in the future without notice"

Then even a PD-release would be easier, because then everybody knows that  
there is nothing more coming you can ask for.

-jha-










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