Posted Nov 25, 2010 13:11 UTC (Thu) by epa
In reply to: OpenStreetMap licence?
Parent article: Microsoft helping OpenStreetMap
The problem is: CC-BY-SA and the actual and/or intended use of the data conflict in a few places. Many people (around 85% of the OSM contributors, AFAIK) think these are important and have therefore voted for replacing the license with one that's tailored for databases, while essentially granting the same freedoms.
There has been no such vote. The OSM contributors have not been given the opportunity to vote - although there is a page with a single 'accept' option, with the threat that your data will be deleted from the project if you don't agree.
Personally, I'd be happy to add 'a licence tailored for databases' as an option, but not by dropping Creative Commons compatibility. That is a big step backwards.
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