Open Database License/Contributor Terms/History

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From rails archive I tried to reconstruct the history of the old "contributor terms" of OSM:

actual 2010-04-12 in config/legales/GB.yml

The raw unformatted input for this:

Thank you for your interest in contributing data and/or any other content (collectively, 'Contents') to the geo-database of the OpenStreetMap project (the 'Project'). This contributor agreement (the 'Agreement') is made between you ('You') and The OpenStreetMap Foundation ('OSMF') and clarifies the intellectual property rights in any Contents that You choose to submit to the Project. Please read the following terms and conditions carefully and click either the 'Accept' or 'Decline' button at the bottom to continue.
You agree to only add Contents for which You are the copyright holder (to the extent the Contents include any copyrightable elements). You represent and warrant that You are legally entitled to grant the licence in Section 2 below and that such licence does not violate any law, breach any contract, or, to the best of Your knowledge, infringe any third party’s rights. If You are not the copyright holder of the Contents, You represent and warrant that You have explicit permission from the rights holder to submit the Contents and grant the licence below.
Rights granted. Subject to Section 3 below, You hereby grant to OSMF a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable licence to do any act that is restricted by copyright over anything within the Contents, whether in the original medium or any other. These rights explicitly include commercial use, and do not exclude any field of endeavour. These rights include, without limitation, the right to sublicense the work through multiple tiers of sublicensees. To the extent allowable under applicable local laws and copyright conventions, You also waive and/or agree not to assert against OSMF or its licensees any moral rights that You may have in the Contents.
OSMF agrees to use or sub-license Your Contents as part of a database and only under the terms of one of the following licences: ODbL 1.0 for the database and DbCL 1.0 for the individual contents of the database; CC-BY-SA 2.0; or another free and open licence. Which other free and open licence is chosen by a vote of the OSMF membership and approved by at least a 2/3 majority vote of active contributors.
An 'active contributor' is defined as:
a natural person (whether using a single or multiple accounts) who has edited the Project in any 3 calendar months from the last 12 months (i.e. there is a demonstrated interest over time); and has maintained a valid email address in their registration profile and responds within 3 weeks.
At Your or the copyright holder’s option, OSMF agrees to attribute You or the copyright holder. A mechanism will be provided, currently a web page
Except as set forth herein, You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to Your Contents.
Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted by applicable law, except as provided above in Section 1, You provide the Contents 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise.
Subject to any liability that may not be excluded or limited by law, neither You nor OSMF shall be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages under this Agreement, however caused and under any theory of liability. This exclusion applies even if either party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be governed by English law without regard to principles of conflict of law. You agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) is hereby excluded in its entirety from application to this Agreement. In the event of invalidity of any provision of this Agreement, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement. This is the entire agreement between You and OSMF which supersedes any prior agreement, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this agreement.

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2010-03-22 in config/legales/en.yml

The raw unformatted input:

Thank you for your interest in contributing data and/or any other content (collectively, 'Contents') to the geo-database of the OpenStreetMap project (the 'Project'). This contributor agreement (the 'Agreement') is made between you ('You') and The OpenStreetMap Foundation ('OSMF') and clarifies the intellectual property rights in any Contents that You choose to submit to the Project. Please read the following terms and conditions carefully and click either the 'Accept' or 'Decline' button at the bottom to continue.
You agree to only add Contents for which You are the copyright holder (to the extent the Contents include any copyrightable elements). You represent and warrant that You are legally entitled to grant the licence in Section 2 below and that such licence does not violate any law, breach any contract, or, to the best of Your knowledge, infringe any third party’s rights. If You are not the copyright holder of the Contents, You represent and warrant that You have explicit permission from the rights holder to submit the Contents and grant the licence below.
Rights granted. Subject to Section 3 below, You hereby grant to OSMF a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable licence to do any act that is restricted by copyright over anything within the Contents, whether in the original medium or any other. These rights explicitly include commercial use, and do not exclude any field of endeavour. These rights include, without limitation, the right to sublicense the work through multiple tiers of sublicensees. To the extent allowable under applicable local laws and copyright conventions, You also waive and/or agree not to assert against OSMF or its licensees any moral rights that You may have in the Contents.
OSMF agrees to use or sub-license Your Contents as part of a database and only under the terms of one of the following licences: ODbL 1.0 for the database and DbCL 1.0 for the individual contents of the database; CC-BY-SA 2.0; or another free and open licence. Which other free and open licence is chosen by a vote of the OSMF membership and approved by at least a 2/3 majority vote of active contributors.
An 'active contributor' is defined as:
a natural person (whether using a single or multiple accounts) who has edited the Project in any 3 calendar months from the last 12 months (i.e. there is a demonstrated interest over time); and has maintained a valid email address in their registration profile and responds within 3 weeks.
At Your or the copyright holder’s option, OSMF agrees to attribute You or the copyright holder. A mechanism will be provided, currently a web page.
Except as set forth herein, You reserve all right, title, and interest in and to Your Contents.
Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted by applicable law, except as provided above in Section 1, You provide the Contents 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise.
Subject to any liability that may not be excluded or limited by law, neither You nor OSMF shall be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages under this Agreement, however caused and under any theory of liability. This exclusion applies even if either party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be governed by English law without regard to principles of conflict of law. You agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) is hereby excluded in its entirety from application to this Agreement. In the event of invalidity of any provision of this Agreement, the parties agree that such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement. This is the entire agreement between You and OSMF which supersedes any prior agreement, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this agreement.

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inside config/locales/en.yml

2010-03-22

'By creating an account, you agree that all data you submit to the Openstreetmap project is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).'

changed to

'When you confirm your account you will need to agree to the contributor terms.'

2009-06-16

'By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).'

changed to

'By creating an account, you agree that all data you submit to the Openstreetmap project is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).'

since 2009-05-29

'By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).'

inside views/user/new.rhtml

up to 2009-05-29

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).

2008-07-30

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).

changed to

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be (non-exclusively) licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).

2007-05-31

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be licensed under this this Creative Commons license (by-sa).

changed to

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be licensed under this Creative Commons license (by-sa).


2006-11-17

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools on openstreetmap.org is to be licensed under this Creative Commons license.

changed to

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools which connect to openstreetmap.org is to be licensed under this this Creative Commons license (by-sa).

since 2006-07-28

By creating an account, you agree that all work uploaded to openstreetmap.org and all data created by use of any tools on openstreetmap.org is to be licensed under this Creative Commons license.

2004 up to 2006-07-28

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--Mueck 21:57, 4 August 2010 (BST)