[Osmf-talk] License with or without virus
matt at asklater.com
Tue Dec 8 01:52:48 UTC 2009
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:30 AM, Henk Hoff <henk at toffehoff.nl
> <mailto:henk at toffehoff.nl>> wrote:
> 2009/12/8 Matija Nalis <mnalis-openstreetmap-osmflist at voyager.hr
> <mailto:mnalis-openstreetmap-osmflist at voyager.hr>>
> Forget from which license to which we are proposing changing.
> What I'm
> talking about is question if the damage that WILL be done
> (data loss,
> contributors alienation, etc) is worth the benefit (better
> from the "bad guys who won't share")? And "is this right time
> to do it,
> are there really so many bad guys abusing OSM at the *moment*
> ? Or would
> it perhaps be better to change it when it becomes obvious that
> they are
> really becoming the problem, instead of now?"
> But then you're too late. And then the damage is even worse.
> The right time to do this was when the OSM project started. We've
> gone way past that point. There's never going to be a right time (=
> having no damage) anymore.
> - How many bad guys should be abusing OSM before we say "That's
> enough, let's get our stuff under another license!"
> How many bad guys have abused OSM data so far?
i count two that have announced it publicly; Anthony and RichardF. how
many others who haven't announced it, i don't know.
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