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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Feb 9 18:02:35 GMT 2011


On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Matt Williams <lists at milliams.com> wrote:
> 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.

I agree.  Hopefully you can make it even better than it was before.
I'd definitely appreciate it.



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