[OSM-legal-talk] Copyright Assignment

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Wed Jan 6 00:41:34 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 12:21:41AM +0000, Matt Amos wrote:
> i'm both a producer and a consumer of OSM data. and i do care about
> contributing back, which is why i'm volunteering my time to help
> replace the broken license we currently have with one which works,
> rather than behaving in a derogatory and uncivil manner on the mailing
> lists.

I didn’t detect any uncivility on the part of 80n, and comments like
yours would just worsen any impression of the situation, so please

My view on the ODbL is it’s a much better fit.  It’s the contributor
terms that are currently broken and need fixing, otherwise we move from
one broken situation to another just as broken situation.

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