[OSM-talk] Opinion poll about the new licence Odbl 1.0

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Sun Dec 6 20:36:43 GMT 2009

On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, morb.gis at beagle.com.au wrote:
> Quoting Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> > Part of me suspects that this whole notion of removing contributions from
> > people who don't agree is going to get dropped.  At least for the
> > contributors who don't respond one way or the other.  It's just going to
> > destroy too much of the database.
> Wow, this whole issue has kept me up all night, just reading through the
> emails and having the implications dawn on me.
> Have I got this straight?  That I *must* agree to this odbl licence, or my
> (considerable) amount of edits will get *nuked* from the canonical OSM
> database?  What a Hobson's choice.
> I'd better go and see what this odbl is then?
> Brendan

For Australians it means the loss of the coastline, most of which has been re-
edited from government data, and major rivers like the Murray

Coastline from Australian Geoscience, whose data we obtained, 59736km
Murray River 2756km

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