Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 17th September 2013
18:00 - 18:58 UTC
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Paul Norman, Michael Collinson, Oliver Kühn
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
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. Trademark Registration (Simon)
Payment has been agreed in principle by Oliver as OSMF Treasurer.
5. OSMF Articles of Association Update
2013-09-07 AGM reportage for the record: The main resolution, to adopt a revised set of articles that basically maintain the status quo of how we actually operate by having a subscription membership and updating for the 2006 Companies Act was passed. An extra resolution allow non-natural persons, e.g. companies, to vote was not carried. Companies may still join as Associate Members, but will not have a vote in board elections or General Meeting resolutions.
6. Use of DMCA take down form for non-copyright matters
Background: We have had a spate of use of our on-line DMCA take down form for matters unrelated to third-party copyright issues. Some of these involve privacy and claims of incorrect data. These are somewhat difficult to handle as the form is not designed to capture the information required to give any useful or helpful response. What should we do?
Our understanding is that to a very high level of certainty there is data in Wikimapia http://wikimapia.org for at least Copenhagen, Hamburg that has been copied (not imported) from us, directly or indirectly. We understand Wikimapia is hosted in the USA and has two founders who operate offshore.
As per email from Simon Poole:
8. CC-BY terms (Paul)
This is widely used by a number of governments to release geospatial data. A lot of time is spent contacting these organisations to verify whether we can use the data. Is there anything we can do in general terms?
Basically, no. 1) We do not attribute all contributors with equal prominence and 2) (the killer) we, i.e. ODbL do not, by design, force down-stream attributions on mappers making maps from our data, since that is impractical.
However in the longer term, CC 4.0 has a process that we will be exploring directly with them to make ODbL a compatible license.
9. Privacy Issues API/Planet Dump
Not discussed (open from 2013-08-27 meeting)
Tuesday 1st October at 18:00 GMT/UTC