[Talk-GB] OS Opendata & the new license/CT

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 10:51:02 BST 2010


On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com> wrote:

> So the question is then whether the OS has given 'explicit permission' to
> 'grant to OSMF a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable
> licence to do any act that is restricted by copyright over anything within the
> Contents'.

Given that's not what the contributor terms states, your point is
invalid. I don't know why you, and others, keep selectively quoting
from that sentence of the CTs - it's a pointless discussion to just
chop off critical parts of a sentence and then point at the rest of it
and say "ooh, look".

Anyway, if we're here discussing the precise legal interpretation of
the CTs, then I'll ask you to take the discussion to legal-talk.

Thanks,
Andy



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