[OSM-talk] License plan

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Sat Feb 28 12:42:54 GMT 2009

On 28/02/2009 12:21, 80n wrote:
> So what percentage of *user contributed* data would other people feel 
> willing to see sacrificed in order to move forward with the new license?

I think I'd need to see what the data is rather than put it in 
percentage terms.

For example, let's say we're going to lose lots of one way streets (that 
I mapped originally) in my area because user X went round changing them 
from 'yes' to 'true' and then decided they didn't agree with the license 
(or more likely weren't contactable any more), then I could in principle 
recreate these from my original data. Not that I want to spend time 
doing this, but if I had to I could.

But in any case, I'd say 10% is too high. Even if it's 0.1% but it's all 
in my area because there's a particular individual working here blocking 
it, it's WAY too high and would destroy over two years of my work.

Personally, if we lose anything that isn't easily remapped (i.e. almost 
zero work), I'd rather stick with the old license.

Trouble is, I can't vote no once I've voted yes, but if I vote no 
initially, I'll be undermining everyone else.


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