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

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Fri Aug 12 11:34:28 BST 2011

Robert Kaiser <kairo at ...> writes:

>Well, IIRC that's exactly one of the points of the CTs, granting the 
>OSMF the right to allow exemptions in some cases.

Although the OSMF is sub-licensing the map and so could sub-license under any
terms (including 'ODbL with the following list of clarifications'), in the
contributor terms the OSMF promised to use a particular set of licences - and the
CTs don't allow the OSMF to issue amendments or clarifications to the licences.
So, in order for some clarification such as the exact meaning of 'produced work'
to be adopted, it still has to be agreed by every contributor.  (Or else, a 2/3
vote of active contributors would allow 'ODbL with clarifications' to be used
as the official licence.)  It's all a bit muddy.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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