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asked 13 Aug '10, 23:30

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This question is so controversially discussed that it is really unsuitable for the simple answers that help.openstreetmap.org can give.

The shortest and least controversial answer is probably:

It aims to give data users more and better defined rights to do stuff with the OpenStreetMap data. Furthermore it is written with the intend to be more likly to hold up in court.

On the downside it is a new license not in widespread use and more complicated to read then the current CC-BY-SA license. For this and other reasons some mappers wont accept the new license and their contributions will become unusable for Openstreetmap. On top of that some datasources like NearMap might become unusable for Openstreetmap under the new license.

I'm sure many mappers find my answer wrong or incomplete, but please discuss that elsewhere. This is not a forum but a place to get simple answer to basic questions.

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answered 14 Aug '10, 08:41

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answered 14 Aug '10, 12:31

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