[OSM-talk-nl] How Can OSMF convince me to accept the New CT and ODBL

ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Wed Dec 8 21:54:54 GMT 2010


Article 3 is  the problem to me:


The Wiki says:


3. OSMF agrees to use or sub-license Your Contents as part of a database
and only under the terms of one of the following licenses: ODbL 1.0 for
the database and DbCL 1.0 for the individual contents of the database;
CC-BY-SA 2.0; or another free and open license. Which other free and
open license is chosen by a vote of the OSMF membership and approved by
at least a 2/3 majority vote of active contributors.



1.       OSMF has failed up to now  to adequately define     'Open and
Free'     :  That is a problem !!

OSMF had better comply this term to a definition maintained by a third
party such as Creative Commons and refer to that definitions.

This way OSMF binds itself to the open community.


2.       Article 3 makes you transfer the ownership (not exclusive) of
your entered data to OSMF :  That is a Problem !!

OSMF is gathering this way the (non exclusive)ownership of OSM as a

OSMF is not a community but a foundation/association (company by
guarantee in british legal terms)


The transfer of ownership is against it own principles


Wiki Citation:

It is important to understand that the OpenStreetMap Foundation is not
the same thing as the OpenStreetMap project. The Foundation does not own
the OpenStreetMap data, is not the copyright holder and has no desire to
own the data. Anyone can set up a few servers and host the OSM data
using the same or different software. In this respect the Foundation is
an organisation that performs fundraising in order to provides servers
to host the project. Its role is to support the project, not to control


Try to match article 3 with this wiki citation...


This needs to be cleared up.



Gert Gremmen

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