[odc-discuss] Fwd: ODbL in German

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Mon Jul 6 13:15:29 UTC 2009

Great news! Many thanks for this John!

Re: German speaking review, it could also be worth mentioning this to
the fledgling Open Knowledge Berlin group:


Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Jordan S
Hatcher<jordan at opencontentlawyer.com> wrote:
> John Hendrik Weitzmann of CC-Germany has volunteered to do a translation [1]
> of the ODbL into German. Once the first draft is in, I hope to do some sort
> of comment period via this list and with directly with German speaking
> contacts as part of a QA process. I know that this news will be especially
> welcomed by OSM's German community.
> Thanks John for working on this!
> ~Jordan
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: John Hendrik Weitzmann <jhweitzmann at mx.uni-saarland.de>
> Date: 2 July 2009 17:28:09 BST
> To: Jordan S Hatcher <jordan at opencontentlawyer.com>
> Subject: ODbL in German
> Hi Jordan,
> we had some lengthy talks about the ODbL at the Communia Conference in Turin
> this week (especially with John Wilbanks :)
> Is it fine with you/the OKF guys if we make a german translation of the ODbL
> and maybe even a port?
> greetings,
> John
> [1] we won't be doing ports, which are substantive changes to the license
> based on a single jurisdiction's law. Instead the ODbL operates worldwide
> with a single text
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