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

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 10:29:52 BST 2011


On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM, ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert
Gremmen <g.gremmen at cetest.nl> wrote:
> PD data does not need a
> complicated and binding CT as the current one.

True. But PD is "forward" compatible with the CTs. For example, we did
not need to ask the upstream authors of TIGER to accept the CTs.

PD is not "backward" compatible with the CTs. But that's a complicated
subject that was discussed many times and I'd rather avoid it.


> 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.
>
> Gert
>
>
>
> -----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
>
> Hi,
>
> 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.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
>
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