[OSM-legal-talk] CT, time period for reply to a new license change (active contributor)

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Fri Apr 8 16:00:04 BST 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 6:54 AM, Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com> wrote:
> Michael Collinson <mike at ...> writes:
>>- In the case of a major license change, there would be a run up of
>>at least several months of publicity and discussion before the final
>>formal vote announcement.

> At the moment there is something of a credibility gap because while we
> are assured that any major licence change in future would have a
> formal vote, that principle isn't being followed for the ODbL introduction.

The current license upgrade gives each contributor even more voice
than they would have in a vote, as they may choose to exclude their
contributions from future license considerations.  That you see a
"credibility gap" strains logic and ignores each of the votes, polls
and surveys to date.

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