[OSM-legal-talk] Rights granted to OSMF (Section 2 of the CT)

Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
Sun Apr 17 10:05:23 BST 2011

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 05:00:34PM +0800, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> FSF, owner of GCC, has copyright assignment. On the other hand, OSMF's
> CT only has a rights grant (contributor still retains copyright on his
> own data), which is the same thing as what ASF's agreement asks. So
> this should be less problematic than the FSF situation.

Okay - we are only half way as complicated as the FSF.

In my Eyes - the more complicated the license hurdle the more often
we'll shoot ourselves in our feet.

Protecting content has been a major pain in the ass for decades and
we all stepped up to solve it. Now we are have way down the same road.

Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
„Für eine ausgewogene Energiepolitik über das Jahr 2020 hinaus ist die
Nutzung von Atomenergie eine Brückentechnologie und unverzichtbar. Ein
Ausstieg in zehn Jahren, wie noch unter der rot-grünen Regierung
beschlossen, kommt für die nationale Energieversorgung zu abrupt.“
Angela Merkel CDU 30.8.2009
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