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

yvecai yvecai at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 17:57:02 UTC 2014


Oh yes yes yes, let's have some real fun again, let's change the Licence !
Yves

On 03/13/2014 03:26 PM, Alex Barth 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. But given how bad share alike is 
> for OpenStreetMap I don't think we should give up for pushing for a 
> more open license. Here's why I think share-alike hurts OpenStreetMap 
> and how this keeps OpenStreetMap from having the full impact it could 
> have:
>
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lxbarth/diary/21221
>
> Looking forward to your comments,
>
> Alex
>
>
>
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