OpenStreetMap Foundation, Licensing Working Group
Agenda & Minutes
Tuesday 5th November 2013, 19:00 - 19:05 UTC
Present: Simon Poole, Paul Norman, Michael Collinson
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meeting
Note: This editable minute link is for LWG members only. A public version is normally available at http://www.osmfoundation.org
3. Finalise today’s agenda
4. Geocoding and Share-Alike triggering
This was the sole agenda item today. We are looking at providing statements to allow folks to relatively freely do geocoding and have clear guidelines as to whether information that they are separately holding and pertains to those locations falls under share-alike requirements. Any such statements will require consensus agreement from the contributor community and formal sign-off by the OSMF via the board ... until that point, any minuted discussion here remains just that, discussion and has no formal validity!
We had a semi-structured conversation on how to move forward and more specifically on the necessity of having a tight definition of geocoding, (it means different things to different folks), to prevent what are really general extracts of OSM data to be done under the guise of geocoding.
One interesting and broadly agreed observation is that if you geocode something, you either just get one result back or a set of results from which you need to select just one. This is good because it prohibits doing filtered searching under the guise of geocoding. E.g. search for the “Pub, Stockholm” and you cannot use the big list you get back and pretend that it is geocoding.
The general results of our discussion will be seen in the evolution of the following two informal research documents. We will merge these together later as a more formal expression of LWG intent at a later date:
https://hackpad.com/Geocoding-ODbL-and-derivative-works-bVZap3hMc67 (Paul’s document)
Any comment or request for involvement in the discussions is welcomed.
The meeting closed at 20:05.
Here are some broad areas of agreement in our discussion and via subsequent email.
Tuesday 19th November at 19:00 GMT/UTC