[Osmf-talk] Contributor Terms: is the right to fork granted?

Niccolo Rigacci osm at rigacci.org
Wed Dec 9 13:21:28 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 12:46:07PM +0000, Dave Stubbs wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Niccolo Rigacci <osm at rigacci.org> wrote:
> >
> > Another point: why point 3 of Contributor Terms (sub-license and
> > license change) is just about OSMF? Why do not extend it to "any
> > party that receives Your Contents"?
> >
> Those terms only make sense when applied to OSMF, not to everyone
> else. Everybody else is bound by the data license itself.

If I think about forking, I see a large difference between the 
Foundation and any other part.

The Foundation can start a licence change as described by the 
Contributor Terms, while the hypothetical forking people are 
strictly bound to the ODBl.

Is it possible and desiderable to remove this inequality?

Niccolo Rigacci
Firenze - Italy

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