[OSM-legal-talk] I want my access back

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Aug 10 08:15:10 BST 2011


On 08/10/11 08:38, Stephan Knauss wrote:
> You're wrong with this. At least in the country I'm most active the
> transition to ODbL ready data is making huge progress. And it's not
> "someone else's" benefit, but a benefit for the whole community.

I, too, am positively surprised by the speed and diligence with which 
mappers all over the place are working towards getting ready for the big 
switch. Most had held back initially to give people a chance to 
reconsider, but now things are really moving, and with a very positive 
attitude at that - it's not "grumble grumble grumble why do we have to 
do this" but "we're doing our part to put OSM on a solid legal footing, 
cleaning up behind those whom we couldn't persuade".

For this, it is obviously very important *not* to allow any further 
CC-BY-SA contributions as those would give people a sense of fighting 
against windmills.

Everyone is working to bring the amount of non-relicensable 
contributions down to zero; adding more non-relicensable contributions 
would not only pull the rope in the other direction, it would also ruin 
the spirits of everyone working to fix things.


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