@Dave if you message me your eMail address I can forward you the latest discussion with Fastned - I just sent them a follow up email with roughly this same proposal.
Yes, I think all the data we work with or make available through our API should basically be as open and public as possible, which also makes licensing conversations simple yes/no. Currently when we de-duplicate an import we do so in favour of the data we already have (so points near existing data are not imported) and there is a list of our data providers and their licenses in the Data Provider section of our core reference data (https://api.openchargemap.io/v3/referencedata?key=example, in the DataProvider table of our database clone and here https://openchargemap.org/site/about). We have some data from providers which is less clear cut and eventually needs to be retired/replaced.
I think if we can provide a standardised on-ramp for networks to feed us and agree to redistribution under our terms, it opens up the possibility for the community members to approach their local networks and encourage them to provide data. Historically we had to write data imports specifically for each feed and I want to retire all of these.
We do need to re-think edits (on top of imported data) and how that should flow, it’s always been a tricky topic and currently we assume responsibility/control for the POI as soon as it’s edited (delisting the original and marking it as the parent).