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

Kevin Peat osm at k3v.eu
Sat Mar 15 09:48:25 UTC 2014

On 15 March 2014 08:22:26 GMT, Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de> wrote:
>Am 14.03.2014 12:43, schrieb osm at k3v.eu:
>> IMHO, share alike is just like DRM on music
>What??? Come on, don't be foolish! DRM tries to prevent any reuse of 
>date whereat Share Alike just requests to offer the data under the same
>conditions as you got them. This is a fundamental difference!
>Best regads,
>talk mailing list
>talk at openstreetmap.org

Well my point is that using OSM should be a no-brainer and the complexity added to the license by share alike means that it isn't for a lot of potential users. I would prefer my contributions to be used as widely as possible. 

It really doesn't matter [to me] if a few people rip off the project if the result is OSM becomes ubiquitous. I don't suppose Linus Torvalds cares that a few Chinese companies rip off Linux when the open license means it is everywhere.

Anyway, this is a rather pointless discussion as I can't imagine any changes to the license while the previous license change is still in peoples' memories ;]

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