[talk-au] Reassurance and Licensing

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 12:55:50 BST 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:17 AM, Grant Slater
<openstreetmap at firefishy.com> wrote:
> The LWG is well aware of the NearMap licensing issue and we are trying
> to get it resolved as soon as we can but we are an all volunteer team
> with day jobs. The Contributor Terms v1.2.4 reduces the project's
> freedoms in an attempt to appease NearMap. NearMap Pty Ltd is a
> company owned by Ipernica. NearMap is an awesome company for allowing
> us to use their aerial imagery.

As others in this thread have mentioned, the "NearMap licensing issue"
is just a specific case of the compatibility of CC-BY data and
CC-BY-SA data with the proposed CTs and ODBL. Given the massive amount
of data already licensed under CC, I think it would be better to work
out an umbrella solution that allows a future OSMF OSM database to
continue using CC data without needing more licenses from the huge
number of copyright holders of the CC BY / SA data already in the OSM

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