[Osmf-talk] Fwd: Number of people who checked 'public domain'

sotm at livingwithdragons.com sotm at livingwithdragons.com
Sun Oct 17 07:40:46 UTC 2010

I don't know how many have ticked it, but I do know...
* it has no legal meaning.

* it isn't a helpful count at all.
I'll quote Andy, " everyone reflexively ticked the box beside the agree 
button. I’m guessing they all thought it was a “have you read the above 
legal stuff” which you normally get on such forms."
But I've also observed this happen in my own "mum test". She said she 
thought she had to do that for OpenStreetMap.

I know there is the big question about making OSM Public Domain or not. 
But I would ignore arguments from both sides and remove the PD tick box. 
It's not serving any purpose, other than two purposes it's only 
pretending to serve.

Gregory Marler

Sam Vekemans wrote:
> I'll try this list also, hopefully someone knows.
> Cheers,
> Sam
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:39:23 -0700
> Subject: Number of people who checked 'public domain'
> To: legal-general public domain openstreetmap <legal-general at openstreetmap.org>
> Hi,
> Does anyone know how many people have checked 'public domain' vs. not
> checked the box?
> Thanks,
> Sam

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