[Osmf-talk] Fwd: AW: Lizenzverstoß bei Magix Foto auf CD&DVD 9
frederik at remote.org
Wed Nov 25 18:35:27 UTC 2009
Lulu-Ann at gmx.de wrote:
> My problem here is, that the answer of Magix does not sound like they
> are planning to act correctly next time,
Well, they write:
> Versehentlich ist aber wohl versäumt worden, auf die CC by-sa-Lizenz
> sowie das Projekt Openstreetmaps hinzuweisen. Dies werden wir mit
> einem kommenden Patch nachholen. Ich bitte dies zu entschuldigen.
Which translates as: "Out of oversight, we didn't mention the CC-BY-SA
license and the OpenStreetMap project. We will fix this in an upcoming
patch and we are sorry for that."
Isn't that good enough?
> If we do not act consequently in the beginning of problems (what will
> result in press articles), we will have to cope with an increasing
> number of companies who think they will get along without
We can deal with that then. At the moment, I believe that vigilante
action is hurting the project. The general situation is that many grow
wary of the all-seeing giant that is Google and look for alternatives,
and OSM stands out as an exceptionally good alternative. I think that we
scare potential users away if we give ourselves the image of a bunch of
tight-fisted misanthropes who don't really want anyone using their work.
> To steer the press articles, somebody of the foundation could give an
> interview, announcing that in the future there might be sues, because
> the problem grows. Then nobody can say 'oops, now OSM suddenly gets
> nasty...' and we have good press, not bad.
If you want to avoid bad press, don't be bad. Don't assume that everyone
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