[Osmf-talk] Blanket copyright licence in Contributor Terms

Gervase Markham gerv at gerv.net
Tue Dec 15 02:12:30 UTC 2009

On 13/12/09 18:45, Kai Krueger wrote:
> This clause in the contributor terms seems to be one of the most
> controversial parts of the license change for various reasons, yet it
> isn't something that is forced upon us due to the brokenness of CC-BY-SA
> for data as is the move to ODbL. I.e. all the issues requiring a license
> change would be solved as well, with or without this clause if I
> understand things correctly. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I think you are quite right.

> So perhaps
> this is a thing that we can put out for a vote "independent" of the
> decision to move to ODbL to get a feel for how the general OSM community
> stands on this point, and where their trade off lies with respect to the
> pros and cons of this clause. This isn't something that should end up
> endangering the overall move to ODbL.

An excellent idea :-)


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