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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 17:44:12 UTC 2014

Richard Weait wrote
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Alex Barth <

> alex@

> > 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 communityselected it.  The OpenStreetMap community
> even helped to craft ODbL,with the Open Knowledge Foundation and
> OpenDataCommons.org, byparticipating in the discussions that went into
> drafting ODbL.

The OSM community did not "select" ODbL. The question before the community
was "Would you like your data to remain part of OSM? Agree to the license.
Would you like your data removed? Disagree."

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