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Legal vs. technical content at LWN

Legal vs. technical content at LWN

Posted Oct 22, 2008 19:39 UTC (Wed) by asamardzic (guest, #27161)
Parent article: OpenStreetMap contemplates licensing

I'd like to state first that I'm well aware on importance of the legal stuff, especially on importance on learning about this stuff in a community consisting mostly of technical people. However, I'm also wondering is it really needed to go in such detail, like in above article, here at LWN? I have an impression that recently weekly editions (I guess this article will appear tomorrow in weekly edition) very often have a lengthy article on minutious details of particular licensing case on its front page. While I try to read these with interest too, must confess I'd much more like to read about technical stuff, for example in this particular case about how to contribute road data to OpenStreetMap, then about software or devices already using this database, and alike stuff...


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Legal vs. technical content at LWN

Posted Oct 23, 2008 0:55 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330) [Link]

I suggest just skipping the content that you aren't interested in. Like it or not, these issues do matter; it's OK if you don't care, but many do.


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