Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 12th March 2013
19:00 - 19:40 UTC
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Oliver Kühn, Dermot McNally, Simon Poole, 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
Proposed: Simon Poole
Seconded: Oliver Kühn
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. LWG assistance with OSMF Articles (Simon)
Simon has structured a document summarising the currently moribund Articles of Association WG. We will assist in the process of preparing a formal revised text with the goal of a vote on it at the September OSMF AGM. Discussion and input from discussion and input OSMF member/OSM community is required.
5. Trademark registrations (Simon)
This concerns such things as the name “OpenStreetMap” and the OSM logo. Simon has made contact with a company that assisted us 4 years ago and is picking that up where it was left off. He is also getting a quote for registering in other strategic jurisdictions.
The question of registering “State Of The Map” was also discussed but felt to be less important given the likely cost involved and if we don’t hold an event in a particular country, the trademark can lapse.
6. Trademark IP policy (Simon)
We have no specific policy for usage and on what is OK, not OK. Simon has prepared an early document for us to review.
7 DMCA take-down procedure documentation
An initial draft is now complete with link below. This will not be further publicised or transferred to our main wiki until DWG has had a chance to review and some questions have been answered by legal counsel.
8 LWG 2013
Mike to tidy up document and forward to board.
9 ODbl-Compatible Licenses
Mike has passed the question on to OpenDataCommons coordinating group.
10 Dynamic Data
Declaration of interest: Mike is performing technical consultancy services for a British software company, CartoType Ltd. As part of its business, CartoType can provide, or provide the tools to, customers for maps incorporating OpenStreetMap data.
Next meeting: Tuesday March 26th at 19:00 GMT/UTC