[OSM-legal-talk] signup notice

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Tue Jun 2 14:24:29 BST 2009


The legal working group has looked at this, I'll bring it up in todays  
meeting.

Best

Steve

On Jun 1, 2009, at 10:30 PM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Russ Nelson wrote:
>> If the OSMF went into a court of law and tried to
>> claim that, because your computer connected once upon a time to OSM,
>> that everything your computer ever did thereafter had to be
>> copyrighted CC-By-SA, the judge would laugh the OSMF out of court,
>
> Fully agree; I had read the signup notice long ago and thought to  
> myself
> "what a stupid wording" but knowing full well that this could never be
> used to claim rights on documents I wrote with a word processor on the
> same machine that once connected to OSM, I didn't bother.
>
> But even though that interpretation is rather laughable, the original
> poster is right: The wording might unnecessarily upset some people, so
> why not fix it.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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