OpenStreetMap completing move to Open Database Licence

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H Online reports that OpenStreetMap is preparing to move to the Open Database Licence (ODbL): "Map data was originally collected and distributed by the project under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence. But the CC-BY-SA licence had a number of problems: for example it only used copyright law, leaving its data unprotected in the US, was not written for data or databases, and made mixing OpenStreetMap data with other sources difficult."