[OSM-talk] Terminate Facebook rights under ODbL

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sun Jun 9 23:38:49 UTC 2019

On Monday 10 June 2019, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote:
> >
> > * cease using Facebook [..]
> A drop in the ocean.

As already said it would be a bad mistake to underestimate the influence 
the OSM community has in principle.  It is certainly much larger than 
that of the OSMF.  It might be convenient to just say "we can't do 
anything anyway so why bother" and Facebook certainly tries to 
cultivate a nimbus of being all-powerful and untouchable but that is 
definitely not the case.

> This negotiation belongs to the OSMF.

If there is one thing the OSMF definitely must not do it is to negotiate 
with corporations like Facebook about to what extent they must follow 
the license.

Christoph Hormann

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