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

ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Wed Aug 10 09:50:42 BST 2011

It's OSM that obliges users to contribute CC-BY-SA
and it's OSM that obliges users to contribute ODBL.

But many of us want to contribute PD and do not want
to comply with any CT at all. PD data does not need a
complicated and binding CT as the current one.

And the current situation is not possible to contribute PD data
at all.

So the situation would have been much improved if there
were a sign up as PD user with a very simple PD-CT.


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Frederik Ramm [mailto:frederik at remote.org] 
Verzonden: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:15 AM
Aan: legal-talk at openstreetmap.org
Onderwerp: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] I want my access back


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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