[OSM-legal-talk] Feedback requested ... OSM Poland data

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Tue Mar 6 10:25:40 GMT 2012


Legally there's no downside for granting extra permissions.  They are
additive on top of whatever licence is used and don't damage anyone
else's use of the data.  However, it is not in the spirit of the
community terms for OSMF to grant exemptions or extra permissions -
particularly not if they are specific to one user, which looks like
favouritism.

So I suggest, firstly, any extra permission granted should be to
everyone on equal terms or not at all; and secondly, if you believe
that the permission notice is necessary as an addition to the ODbL
(rather than just a clarification of what is already the legal
situation) then its text needs to be approved by the OSMF board and a
2/3 vote of active contributors.

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Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>





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