[talk-ph] OSM's new license process

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 00:06:28 GMT 2009


Hi Mike,

I'm pretty sure that almost all Filipino contributors would be amenable to
adopting the new license. Many just want to create maps and don't really
care about the license (as long as they can use it themselves); some even
contribute to Google Map Maker which has definitely a vastly different
license. As for the rest, the share-alike provision is the really important
part.

Personally, I'm waiting on the issue regarding whether the share-alike
provision triggers for internal interim databases. I prefer that internal
interim databases used to create Produced Works be also released under the
ODbL, but I won't object if the community says that it's ok if these remain
internal and unreleased. As for whether Produced Works should be share-alike
also, I very much prefer that these only require attribution to the Database
only. I very much agree that it's the data that matters, not the end
product.


Regards,
Eugene / seav


On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 4:43 AM, Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

>  Hi guys,
>
> I recently joined the OSMF License Working Group in order to assist with
> the workload in working with the OSM community in migrating to a new clearer
> license for OSM data.  I've copied below an announcement made to the OSM
> legal-talk mailing list and you can find similar information at
> http://foundation.openstreetmap.org/the-openstreetmap-license/
>
> I do not pretend to be an expert in these matters despite professional
> experience in software licensing but as I am on this mailing list I will try
> my best to answer any questions that you have and to draw attention to any
> concerns that you bring up.
>
> Mike
>
>
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