[OSM-talk] What the license change is going to do to the map

Matt Williams lists at milliams.com
Wed Feb 9 17:56:34 GMT 2011

On 9 February 2011 18:43, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But that's got nothing to do with the licensing change - that's an
>> issue of you ripping off Google Maps.
> It has nothing at all to do with me ripping off Google Maps.  And
> regardless of the *reason* the contributions are deleted, the *impact*
> is going to be the same.
> Bottom line, due to the board's utter lack of comprehension with
> regard to copyright law, they have deemed it necessary to decimate the
> map.  That's true of the ODbL switch, and that's true of the deletion
> of my contributions.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=28.0748&lon=-82.5394&zoom=14&layers=M

So what I think we should all do is roll up our sleeves and just remap
this area from the usual sources (aerial imagery if necessary) and it
will be back to normal before long.

Matt Williams

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