[OSM-legal-talk] License question, user clicking on map

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Mar 1 17:26:52 UTC 2013


On Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:51:18 -0500, Alex Barth wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Rob Myers  wrote:
>
>> despite the economic irrationality of this
>
> It _is_ economically rational to contribute to OSM even if there
> wasn't a share alike license.

It's economically rational to keep costs down until VC funding is 
available.

> This is the point of the matter and where we miss each other.
>
> It's economically more than rational to contribute to a
> non-share-alike OSM (or other open source/data projects). On the flip
> side share-alike introduces complexities that clearly disincentivize
> contributing.

But as I stated, contributing is not the point.

Using what is contributed is.

Corporate moral panics don't change this.

- Rob.




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