[Osmf-talk] Blanket copyright licence in Contributor Terms

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Mon Dec 14 00:16:50 UTC 2009

On 13/12/09 06:28, Matt Amos wrote:
> yes, the contributor terms means that OSM wouldn't be able to accept
> such an ODbL contribution. imagining that we were accepting
> contributions under the ODbL, then it would be another point of
> difficulty that the Contents licenses would have to be compatible.

Has the OSMF produced guidance on what sorts of Contents licences it 
will accept?

> there's really two parts to share-alike: 1) you can import other
> people's data, and 2) other people can import your data. (1) isn't true
> of the proposed scheme. basically, it's not possible to have both the
> ability to react in the future to the need to change the license

That's not true. the ODbL has an upgrade clause, which allows the 
license to be changed.

Why do you need additional ability to change over and above that?


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