[OSM-talk] Results from license debate - assing (c) to OSMF
80n80n at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 14:56:53 BST 2007
On 7/17/07, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> > Once that is done, Steve can send the e-mail to users and get the data
> > transferred, and as far as I concerned the licensing /problems/ are
> > over. (but that doesn't mean the debate is over!)
> I think you're misinterpreting Steve's intentions here.
> What he wants to do is E-Mail the contributors and ask them to agree
> that they will not be identified as the authors personally, but that
> it is sufficient for users to attribute the data to "OpenStreetMap
> Foundation" or something.
It certainly wasn't clear to me what Steve's proposal was. I think we need
to give Steve the time to explain in detail what his proposal is.
We shouldn't rely on an off-the-cuff remark that was made at the end of a
debate and which referred to something (attribution) which was not even
discussed much during the debate.
Lets wait for an official announcement from Steve before speculation and
rumour gets out of hand and generates another flame war.
Steve does not intend to ask people to transfer any other rights to
> the Foundation (unless he changed his mind some time after Saturday).
> I.e. the individual contributors will still be the licensors. The
> OSMF will not be able to sub-license the data in any way, or make
> legally binding statements about what is allowed and what isn't,
> because that right remains with the original authors.
> I am not saying that I approve or disapprove of this, I am just
> trying to clarify.
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