[OSM-legal-talk] Compliance timeline
kevin at kevinpeat.com
Fri Apr 8 12:30:19 BST 2011
On 8 April 2011 11:38, Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> The contributors aren't doing anything it is the OSMF that is holding the
data to ransom.
> This need to be finalised sooner rather than later so that OSM mapping can
The current license has worked well for many years with significant
transgressors (Google, Waze et al) respecting it. I would prefer OSM worked
with Creative Commons on 4.0 rather than deleting contributions.
> 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
I read recently (not sure if true) that Libreoffice in their "fork" from
Openoffice had abandoned CT's and seen a big increase in contributors. I
wonder if introducing CT's will have the opposite impact on OSM.
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