[OSM-legal-talk] Compliance timeline

Nick Hocking nick.hocking at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 11:38:59 BST 2011

Hi Ed,

"transfer rights to the OSMF"

I believe that this is the (only) critical issue. To be open contributions
need to be given freely and without restriction, so as to avoid the current
situation where some contributors (with varying agendas) seem to be holding
OSM to ransom by threatening not to relicence their contributions.

This need to be finalised sooner rather than later so that OSM mapping can
As to which licence we run under, it doesn't matter to me at all, since I
believe it should be public domain anyway.  I'll leave that for others to
bicker about but full rights to the data by the project is essential, in my

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