[OSM-legal-talk] Are CT contributors are in breach of the CC-BY-SA license?
richard at weait.com
Mon Apr 18 15:16:34 BST 2011
On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 5:39 AM, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would seem to me that anyone who has agreed to the contributor
> terms and who then edits content that is published by OSM is in breach
> of the CC-BY-SA license.
It seems to me that you are confused, but I think I see where that
originates and have fixed it.
The OpenStreetMap database is currently available as CC-By-SA. Users
are indicating their willingness to relicense their contributions, or
not, under ODbL. Current edits are CC-By-SA. The OSM db is currently
In Phase 4, accounts that have not accepted CT/ODbL will be prevented
from further editing. Accounts which have accepted will continue to
make CC-By-SA-only edits to the CC-By-SA database. CC-By-SA planet
files, etc. will continue to be publisheduntil the end of Phase 4.
The last of these CC-By-SA-only edits will be the removal of the last
CC-By-SA-only data, leaving only contributions approved by the authors
for both CC-By-SA and ODbL. That db of CC-By-SA and ODbL-approved
data will be published as the last CC-By-SA OSM planet file.
Then, Phase 5 begins. That same db from the end of Phase4, consisting
only of data approved by the contributors for both CC-By-SA and ODbL,
will be published as the first OSM ODbL-only database. Editing of
this ODbL database, will continue by ODbL-accepted accounts as
I have clarified the Phase 4 title in the Implementation plan. It
said, "CC-BY-SA edits no longer accepted" and now reads, "PHASE 4 -
"Decline" accounts deactivated." The intent and function of Phase 4
has not changed but the title is now more direct. I apologize for
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