[OSM-talk] License plan

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 15:41:32 GMT 2009

On Friday 27 February 2009, Dave Stubbs wrote:
> And even if you take the ultra cautious approach and say all edits
> are deserving of copyright protection, you can still draw a line
> around minor edits both temporal and spatial ie: a single edit can
> only possibly infect edits made after it, and within say 50m of it.
> So a single minor edit is slightly annoying... a lot is obviously a
> problem.. and this is where you want all the bot owners, tracers, and
> general fixers to agree because otherwise it makes a large mess.

Well, if person X who dislikes the new license was someone editing some 
roads straight through the London city centre, and draw an (arbitrary) 
50m radius around all his edits, you'll still end up with a lot of 
roads which are possibly derived from badly licensed data...


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