[Talk-de] [OSM-talk] News report license switch done

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Sa Sep 8 20:10:08 UTC 2012


At the very least on the talk maling list, from where others can translate
it and announce it on the language/country specific lists.

Who reads that blog anyway? I hadn't even heard of it until you mentioned
it and I'm an old timer on this project.

Polyglot

2012/9/8 Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>

> Stephan,
>
> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > german IT newsticker "heise online" did report that we finally switched
> the
> > license to ODbL.
> >
> > They said it was announced during SOTM. Is this right?
> >
> >
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/OpenStreetMap-schliesst-Lizenzwechsel-ab-1703197.html
> >
> > If so, I'm quite disappointed that the community was not informed
> first...
> >
> > If this is a false announcement, the OSMF might want to have that
> corrected.
> >
> > Stephan
> >
>
> As some others have pointed out, an update about the license change
> was posted on the Foundation blog. I think this is the best way for
> the foundation to percolate official announcements to the community.
> There are so many channels that different, not always overlapping
> parts of the community subscribe to - it is utterly impossible for
> OSMF to cover all of them. Where would you have expected to have been
> 'officially' informed?
>
> --
> martijn van exel
> http://oegeo.wordpress.com
>
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