Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 5th February 2013
19:00 - 20:10 UTC
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Michael Collinson, Simon Poole, Richard Weait
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meeting
Note: This 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. DMCA take-down procedure
5. Themed meetings
Mike suggested we experiment with this and start with a “UN meeting” with HOT invitees to discuss licensing of satellite imagery and whether there should be a “UN Open Data License” in the same manner as national governments or should we promote PDDL. We will organise such an event. A point that came out of discussion was that a plethora of different open government licenses can cause incompatibility issues between countries and may not be in the interests of OSM. The situation in Canada was quoted. We should consider instead promoting PDDL as a single license.
6. LWG 2013
Sign-off of LWG role post-license change document:
https://docs.google.com/a/osmfoundation.org/document/d/1D3KwSM_BO7KkcbVADQVVn7eFwkD-RNauMwidhhlVPsI/edit# (edit copy for LWG members)
We endorsed the current version and Mike will forward it to the board.
7. Cease and Desist notice re the word “Geocode”
A company has sent a Cease and Desist letter basically forbidding the use of the word “Geocode”. LWG is aware of the general situation and notes that the board is handling this issue under guidance from counsel and will only get involved if invited to by the board.
8. Update on Apple from Henk
Mike to contact Henk
Next meeting: Tuesday February 19th at 19:00 GMT/UTC