[OSM-talk] License plan - better on legal@

Nop ekkehart at gmx.de
Fri Feb 27 16:23:53 GMT 2009


sly (sylvain letuffe) schrieb:
>> The license change is no longer a boring legal affair, 
> It has, and always will be, in the eyes of the majority.
> The best that can be done IMHO is to warn the maximum possible users, but 
> don't force anyone to follow the discussion he is not interesting in.

I strongly disagree. At the latest when users are surprised by the fact 
that they cannot log in anymore and a notice threatens to delete their 
data if they not agree to some obscure licence change, most will become 

But not very cooperative if it happens this way. :-)

You should inform as many users as possible about the upcoming licence 
change and leave it to them whether they are interested.

> This announce as been made, I'd perfer you to continue talking about it on 
> legal.

The legal details can be discussed on legal. But the matter of informing 
or rather not informing the people concerned by this fits right here.


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