[OSM-talk] License plan

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Feb 27 14:42:00 GMT 2009


Peter Miller wrote:
> Would it be appropriate to continue this conversation on legal-talk? 
> Talk is very busy at the moment and we have a lovely list of our own :)

At what point do we then intend to include those people who are not 
interested in legal?

Is it safe to assume that anyone who is not on legal-talk need not hear 
about the new license until such time as the web site greets him with 
"please sign up here, and by the way it is too late to voice your 
opinion now"? Is the new license really a "technicality" that need not 
concern the average mapper and has to be kept out of his way?

While you are right in saying that talk is busy, I think that the 
important topic of license change - which, no matter how it turns out, 
is likely to have a much bigger impact on the project than the question 
whether, say, one uses "yes" or "true" for boolean values - has been 
relegated to the "legal" cupboard long enough.

The license change is no longer a boring legal affair, it must become a 
mainstream topic, and must in the end be carried by the majority of 
people in this project.


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