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I was wondering why OpenStreetMap, a project that promotes open data and open licenses, uses a proprietary software platform such as OSQA?

asked 24 Dec '16, 21:35

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edited 24 Dec '16, 22:56

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This site is running OSQA which is Free Software - licensed GPL3+. See https://github.com/dzone/osqa/blob/master/LICENSE or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSQA . So, what is "proprietary" about it?!

However, if you got a good proposal for another suitable software (and a good transition plan), let us know it (maybe over there).

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answered 24 Dec '16, 22:49

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edited 24 Dec '16, 22:52

Ye gods no. A wiki page about the help site???


(24 Dec '16, 23:09) SomeoneElse ♦

Apologies, their website is misleading and seems like the usual proprietary website.

(24 Dec '16, 23:40) Leeturtle

meta @SomeoneElse: what about to have a wiki page about the wiki page of the help site? ;) Well, sorry for this. :-P

(25 Dec '16, 00:19) aseerel4c26 ♦

@Leeturtle: I agree - not it is obvious. Do you mind "accepting" an answer then? :)

(25 Dec '16, 00:23) aseerel4c26 ♦

I suspect that the answer (based on a comment here) is "because it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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answered 24 Dec '16, 23:12

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