[Osmf-talk] New license change proposal status

Emilio Anzon emilio at anzon.it
Wed Dec 2 19:57:17 UTC 2009


On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 10:17:58AM -0800, SteveC wrote:
> 
> On Dec 2, 2009, at 4:14 AM, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> > Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > 
> >> All the pain I expressed above could have been reduced a bit if you
> >> could have been bothered to put the three-part question to the community
> >> like I suggested:
> >> 
> >>>> ( ) I release my data under ODbL
> >>>> ( ) I do not release my data under ODbL
> >>>> ( ) I consider all my data PD anyway and don't claim database
> >>>> protection so do whatever you want
> >> 
> >> However, you believe that even this would overtax the average community
> >> member.
> > 
> > I strongly agree with Frederik on this one.
> > 
> > In my opinion - and you may say that the Potlatch author is the last  
> > person anyone should be asking about usability ;) - offering the third  
> > option is a _big_ win for simplicity.
> > 
> > Never mind the legal arguments; never mind GPL vs BSD; never mind  
> > 49.9% or 90% or CC0 or any of that. In most mappers' eyes, the three  
> > choices above mean:
> > 
> >    [ ] Yes
> >    [ ] No
> >    [ ] Yes and please don't bother me again
> > 
> > We tend to forget, here and on legal-talk, that by definition we are  
> > the people who care about this deeply. Most people don't. Most people  
> > just want to go mapping.
> > 
> > Offering a PD option means "Whatever. I trust you guys. I just like  
> > mapping. I really don't want to be bothered by any more e-mails about  
> > relicensing."
> 
> That's what *you* think it means. I think it means "Whatever, be like FreeBSD and let's die as quickly as possible".
> 
> Yours &c.
> 
Hi,

I think that *maybe" what he thinks could be shared by _many_ people...
until you make a survey how can you know the answer ??

BTW: which is your def. of "dead" ? :P

p.s. don't get me wrong: I care a lot about license!!

\Emilio
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