[talk-au] Tragedy of the commons...

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sun Apr 24 13:48:55 BST 2011


On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 April 2011 22:18, Alex (Maxious) Sadleir <maxious at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As was said on talk, it seems pretty absurd to be moving an open
>> mapping project in 2011 such that it is shutting out Ordinance Survey
>> and NearMap when all they ask for is attribution.
>
> It's a GPL v BSD type issue, some people want share a like, others
> think a BSD/PD style license is the way to go,

No.  It's much closer to a Wikipedia transition from GNU FDL to
CC-By-SA.  OpenStreetMap is moving to a license that is much better
suited to data, while maintaining the Share Alike and Attribution
aspects.



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