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

Michael Kugelmann MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de
Sat Aug 13 07:03:55 BST 2011

on 12.08.2011 23:34, Nic Roets wrote:

> If the OSMF wanted to hear all the
> different opinions on the license, they would not have formed the LWG,
> because legal-talk is a reasonable aggregation point for that.
There are a lot of different ways to discuss these days. A mailing list 
is one way. But other guys prefer a forum. And there a lot of other 
ways. So which one is the best and accepted by all?
And in practical work (eg in business) it shows that a discussion with 
thousands (!) of persons doesn't work, you always have to form something 
like a working group. [BTW: it even doesn't work if you have 100 
persons]. So a working group is a  well-proven method to get out of this 
probem and a fine decision.

And: there are alway two ways to transfer information. I'll give you an 
example using "a document who is updated frequent". One possibility is 
that somebody tries to inform everydody of a group on a single base by 
always sending all this document after the update. Frequently this 
doesn't work all the time as persons are not reachable (not all users 
are known) or persons are nerved about the permanent information they 
receve w/o wanting it or because of the costs (printed document). The 
other is that ererybody out of a group has to inform himself about the 
latest revision of this document which is provided on a public place. 
This is a very frequent and efficient way used in business. So: did you 
inform you frequently about the licence change? It doesn't seem to be 
so. But then you should not complain about, that's a very poor behaviour 
which unfortinately is very common...     :-(

Best regards,

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