[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Thu Mar 13 17:27:56 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone -
> I've been sitting on writing about the detrimental effects of
> OpenStreetMap's share-alike license (ODbL) for a while and finally decided
> to, um, share. I've been listening long to many OpenStreetMappers I respect
> a ton telling me it's not so bad and it's just what we're stuck with right
> now.

OpenStreetMap is not "stuck" with ODbL, the OpenStreetMap community
selected it.  The OpenStreetMap community even helped to craft ODbL,
with the Open Knowledge Foundation and OpenDataCommons.org, by
participating in the discussions that went into drafting ODbL.

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