OpenStreetMap Foundation, Licensing Working Group
Agenda & Minutes
Tuesday 25th February 2014, 19:00 - 19:46 UTC
Present: Simon Poole, Dermot McNally, Michael Collinson
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meeting
Nov 26 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. CC 4.0
Not discussed in detail. Paul not present.
5. Imagery Blacklist
Getting JOSM’s blacklist update is important for the DWG, be it by modifying the API to return a blacklist or not. The question is, should this be delivered by the OpenStreetMap API? The positive is that it actively helps prevent well meaning map data and editor software contributors from contaminating the OSM database with data from non-allowed sources. The potential negative to this is that it may imply that other source not on the blacklist are OK. After discussion, it was felt that the right balance could be struck by additionally adding a whitelist, which may also be of use in its own right. Therefore:
LWG recommends and supports an API-delivered blacklist AND whitelist. We urge that it be made clear in supporting documentation that if a source is not on the blacklist, that does not imply that it OK and research should be done before adding it.
Potential whitelist https://github.com/osmlab/editor-imagery-index
6. Community Guidelines
Mike has been working on the wiki pages. LWG members are asked to review so that we get proper consensus before actively soliciting wider community feedback.
7. Use by SAAS or PAAS Providers
Clarification sought wrt private use of OSM derived data by customers of a service as mentioned above (that this is not publicly conveyed by the customer). Example: travel logs of a truck tracking service (owned by the customer, service provider has no access).
Our conclusion after discussion: This is a clear example of private data that is not publicly conveyed, therefore there is no share alike requirement.
The board has asked the LWG to follow up on the issue of insufficient attribution by larger OSM based service providers.
10. FB and MS Logins
Kai Krüger would like a minuted “OK” that he can proceed.
The LWG has no objection to adding Facebook and MS login support and considers the risk for legal issues minimal.
Tuesday 25th March at 1x:00 GMT/UTC unless urgent business