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Re: Contact Info For Tom Hughes Regarding Public Domain Mailing List

From:  Frederik Ramm <frederik-VkTBmBTYYDUdnm+yROfE0A-AT-public.gmane.org>
To:  "Licensing and other legal discussions." <legal-talk-3+rWM/WnaLOn4i5uJCXUsti2O/JbrIOy-AT-public.gmane.org>
Subject:  Re: Contact Info For Tom Hughes Regarding Public Domain Mailing List
Date:  Wed, 22 Oct 2008 02:44:30 +0200
Message-ID:  <48FE776E.4030500@remote.org>
Archive-link:  Article

Hi,

80n wrote:
> IMHO, PD weakens OSM and weakens its ability to free up other datasets.

I don't see the "ability to free up other datasets" as central to OSM, 
and as such, "weakening" this ability does not IMHO weaken OSM.

One thing I really love about OSM is the pragmatic, un-political 
approach: You don't give us your data, fine, then we create our own and 
you can shove it.

Not: You don't give us your data, fine, then we create a complex legal 
licensing framework that will ultimately get you bogged down in so many 
requests by prospective users who would like to use our data and yours 
but cannot and you will sooner or later have to release your data 
according to the terms we dictate and then we will have won and the 
world will be a better place.

I like so view OSM as a cool DIY project, not a political trick we're 
pulling.

Bye
Frederik

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