[OSM-legal-talk] The detrimental effects of database
frederik at remote.org
Wed Nov 23 14:59:17 GMT 2011
On 11/23/11 15:16, FK270673 at fantasymail.de wrote:
> Currently, the LWG intends to delete all nodes ever created by
> decliners or non-responders.
That is correct as far as I know.
> There is no contributor who has ever contributed even a 50% majority
> of nodes on these routes. However, they would be destroyed by
> deleting those nodes which have been created by decliners or
The assumption that an 11,000 node route is "destroyed" when a few
hundred nodes are removed from it is however *not* correct. The route
just becomes less precise, or in the worst case it may have a few holes
here and there where a way was lost. But even that does not "destroy" a
Your argument about joint authorship does not work because the person
combining these bits into a country-spanning route has usually done so
without the knowledge of the individual contributor who has just mapped
a little stretch of road.
That's like saying that Popstar #1 has to allow Popstar #2 to distribute
his work because they both appeared on a sampler created by a third
entity and that sampler now constitutes a jointly authored work.
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