|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|
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 -- Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik-VkTBmBTYYDUdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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