[Osmf-talk] wiki pages

Graham Asher graham.asher at btinternet.com
Sun Dec 6 09:54:08 UTC 2009

I second Valerio's remarks. Although I haven't followed all the 
arguments in the fullest of detail (I have tried, but lack of time 
prevents it), I find myself curiously drawn to the No side based on the 
style of argumentation. Some on the Yes side have used argumentum ad 
hominem and been rather patronising and dismissive, while the Noes have, 
it seems to me, been far more reasonable in their objections. However, 
my views are irrelevant unless I receive a vote. I wonder what happened 
to that? Yes, I have checked my spam trap.


Valerio Capello wrote:
> I haven't decided yet about my vote, probably moving to ODbL is the best
> choice but I'm mostly concerned about data loss and the Yes page is not
> very clear about this and about why CC-by-sa doesn't apply to
> geographical data.
> Please don't take this personal, but I'm finding the Yes page incomplete
> and unconvincing. I think it has to be improved to illustrate properly
> the pros of the ODbL and the cons of the CC-by-sa, and to address the
> concerns expressed in the No page.
> I haven't contributed nor lobbied to any position, so I think mine is a
> rather neutral point of view.
> Basically the Yes page currently reads like this:
> Why You Should Vote Yes
> Because we say so.
> What about the 'no' page?
> Those people are weird, there's nothing to worry, we are the good ones,
> trust us.
> I think everybody here just want to share and use georeferenced data for
> fun and maybe profit, so we'd better cooperate to make it possible
> rather than starting a war of positions.
> Valerio
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