[OSM-legal-talk] Rights granted to OSMF (Section 2 of the CT)
deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 06:25:09 BST 2011
On 17 April 2011 15:17, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The point still stands. Granting rights to a central body (but not
> your copyright--you still retain that) is not unheard of in open
They also aren't generally the most popular, just like BSD lags behind
Linux, which could be due to the strong sharing clauses of the
> I personally have not used the reason you state to promote OSM over
Neither have I, but others have as comments to that extent were on the wiki.
> GMM. I have always emphasized in my outreach that you can use OSM data
> in more ways than GMM's data (such as using OSM data to create Garmin
> maps--Garmin is the most popular PND brand in my country).
That's hardly a reason, if GMM was published for personal use someone
is bound to be able to convert it to garmin format just like others
created tools to use OSM data on Garmin devices.
> I understand though that some may have used the "no central body" as a
> promotional banner, but that is a really poor method since the FSF and
> ASF has had copyright assignment and rights grants respectively for a
> long time now.
The FSF have 20 years of not only expressing strong opinions about
moral aspects of licensing, but they have stuck to their guns,
something that the OSM-F hasn't done, SteveC states at various times
in the past he will only support share a like licenses, yet the ODBL
and CT both weaken this stance considerably.
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