[Osmf-talk] FW: Elections: Avoid Mandate Creep

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Wed Nov 16 11:23:21 UTC 2011

Jaak Laineste wrote:

>c) by approval - formally by accepting CT, indirectly also by not
providing any real alternative

In fact, the map data is strongly protected under copyright, even in the
United States.
Please see the summary of legal research posted to the legal-talk
mailing list (I will
also be happy to send you the full report from the two US attorneys I
employed to look
into this question).  So 'stay with CC-BY-SA' is a fully viable
alternative, especially
since upgrading to later CC-BY-SA releases does not require any
relicensing exercise.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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