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

Jake Wasserman jwasserman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 19:17:21 UTC 2014

I agree with you!

Figured I'd speak up as it always seems the no votes get all the attention
on the list.


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Christian Quest <cquest at openstreetmap.fr>wrote:

> I've posted a comment on Alex post, but I need to clarify a few things.
> The part were I also think ODbL may be a problem is regarding
> collaborating with government agencies where share-alike is required.
> It is a pitty that these agencies cannot join OSM because of ODbL, not
> because they just want to use OSM data in a non open way but because their
> less restrictive licence is incompatible with ODbL.
> This is the point where something may be changed but I don't know how it
> could be done.
> Except that special case, ODbL allows a lot of things, and its share-alike
> requirement looks to me not as "less" open but as "always" open... which in
> fact is more open on the long term.
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> Christian Quest - OpenStreetMap France
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