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

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Fri Aug 12 13:59:59 BST 2011


On 12 August 2011 13:05, Lambert Carsten <lhc.osm at solcon.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:59:30 +0200
> Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de> wrote:
>
>> 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.
> I don't know about any statements to that effect but it doesn't seem to
> make any sense to delete contributions that are declared PD. PD
> material is compatible with ODBL. It's the CC-BY-SA material that is not
> compatible and needs re-licensing. As I understand it if you declare
> your pre-CT contributions PD they will not be deleted. Am I mistaken?
>

Highly unlikely to be removed, but we as project still need to
evaluated the legal risk and the "authority" of the contributor's PD
statement, along with the ambiguity if the data from 3rd party sources
the contributor may have used could truly be declared as PD (or
equivalent e.g. CC0). All very painful.

Existing example is "balrog-kun" who's USA bot edits are already
considered by sites like odbl.de as agreed.

/ Grant



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