I have some major posts to write, but thankfully there are others out in the world thinking about and writing about the same issues that I care about. Today I found ‘The license: where are, where we’re going‘ on the OpenGeoData blog. It is exactly the post I wanted to write after attending the Science Commons meeting last year, and then goes on to add even more information that I wasn’t even aware of. It’s really great news to hear about progress being made on the Open Data Commons Database Licence. I really hope they continue to work on it, since I had the same reaction as many OSM community members to the news of Creative Commons’ recently published “protocol” on open access data – it’s great for scientists, but doesn’t help much with what we’re doing in the geospatial community. So thanks Richard for post and the great work you are all doing over on the OSM legal list.