[talk-au] NearMap

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed Sep 15 22:58:30 BST 2010


On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> You left off 3, there is going to be a fork as cc-by-sa and any such
> contributions from Nearmap will be happily accepted.

You forgot your link though.
http://groups.google.com/group/osm-fork
http://www.fosm.org

Or did you mean CommonMap?
http://commonmap.info

Or did you mean SharedMap?
http://www.sharedmap.org

> Also you seem to over look the obvious, unless such "problematic" data
> is removed sooner rather than later, people will become even more
> upset when their changes are lost because of the short sightedness of
> this ongoing relicensing debacle...

You overlook the obvious, that discussion can lead to additional
rights grants from publishers.

In the interim, those tired of listening to license-chat, can go
mapping.  They can decide that they don't care about a few loud,
repeated voices[1] haggling over non-mapping matters, they can get a
new account, and map from ground survey and direct observation,
knowing that their contributions will be able to carry forward with
OpenStreetMap.

That's an easy thing for you to agree with, isn't it "JohnSmith"?

[1] looking at both of us  ;-)



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