Posted Jan 14, 2011 7:05 UTC (Fri) by epa
In reply to: why delete?
Parent article: OpenStreetMap's point of no return
If copyright does not apply, all we can really say about the license is that any conditions in that license are irrelevant since no one has any need for the license.
I completely agree. If the work is not covered by copyright, no licence is necessary! The claim that 'the current licence is unenforceable' is one of the reasons given for replacing it with the ODbL, which attempts to be a click-through EULA enforcing extra restrictions on use of the work. It's not a claim that I agree with and perhaps I should have put it in quotation marks along with 'copyright does not apply' (to computer-readable map data).
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