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

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 21:08:30 BST 2011


On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM, Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de> wrote:
> Guess what - I dont trust the OSMF - In the past the OSMF has decided

+1

But when you contribute under an open license, you must make peace
that some downstream users will use it in some unintended ways. For
example the spirit of the GPL2 being circumvented by bootloaders
checking digital signatures, or online service providers not sharing
the improvements they made to the Linux kernel.

> to relicense, decided to use the ODBL and decided upon the CT.
>
> In no way the contributers have been asked - the people who actually did
> the work.
>
> So why should i grant special rights to the OSMF via the CT?
>
> A good point about the CC-BY-SA, CC0, PD, GPL or BSD is that everybody
> gets the same rights. Not so with the current relicensing.
>
> With stating that my contributions are PD/CC0 i grant everybody the same
> rights. The OSMF has stated that they going to delete my contributions
> as i refused to grant special rights to the OSMF.
>
> Does this only sound suspicious for me?
>
> Flo
> --
> Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
>
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