[talk-au] Fwd: [OSM-dev] To OSM editor authors ...

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 10:31:53 BST 2011

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From: Michael Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz>
Date: 6 April 2011 19:08
Subject: [OSM-dev] To OSM editor authors ...
To: dev at openstreetmap.org

... the License Working Group intends implementing Phase 3 of the
license change implementation plan [1]. This involves blocking edits
with HTTP "Forbidden" messages until the individual contributor has
Accepted/Declined the new terms by logging in manually via browser at
http://www.openstreetmap.org. The text of the message will explain the
reason. This will happen Real Soon Now, I hope within the next few
days. We will give at least 48 hours notice on the main Talk and other
mailing lists of the exact date/time.

Please would you check that your editor software has some mechanism
for your users.

For clarity:

- This will only affect (77,000) contributors who registered before
May 2010 and who have not accepted the new terms as part of the
voluntary re-licensing program.

- Once a contributor has Accepted/Declined the new terms, they may
continue editting normally.  Even if they decline, they may continue
editting normally until and if Phase 4 kicks in.


Michael Collinson
License Working Group

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Database_License/Implementation_Plan#PHASE_3_-_Existing_Contributor_Mandatory_Re-licensing_.28Phase_2_.2B_5_or_10_weeks.29

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