[OSM-legal-talk] License Telephone Debate
russ at cloudmade.com
Mon Mar 16 01:16:52 GMT 2009
On Mar 15, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Simon Ward wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 08:26:14PM -0400, Russ Nelson wrote:
>> On Mar 15, 2009, at 6:00 PM, Gervase Markham wrote:
>>> why are we bothering with switching OSM to 1.0 at all?
>>> Why not just wait for the 1.1 fixed version?
>> 1) Because ODbL 1.0 is better than C-By-SA
> So far that is one thing that is subject to debate.
You're changing the subject. Gerv was wondering why we would switch
to a license we know isn't perfect. The answer is : because it's
better. OBVIOUSLY if it's not better, we wouldn't switch to it.
>> 2) Because it's not clear that we'll understand ODbL any time soon
>> well enough to fix any problems.
> If we don’t understand it we shouldn’t use it.
We didn't understand the negative aspects of the CC-By-SA, but we used
*it*. Are you saying that OSM shouldn't have been licensed at all,
because at the time the licensing decision was made, people didn't
understand exactly how it would work?
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