OpenStreetMap Foundation

Licensing Working Group

  Tuesday 26th June 2012

18:00 - 18:16 GMT

Agenda & Minutes


Present: Simon, Dermot, Grant, Oliver

Apologies: Michael

Minutes by: Dermot

1. Adoption of Minutes of last meetings

The LWG last met June 19th.

Proposed: Simon

Seconded: Grant


2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)

  • Grant - Get a license and attribution page link as an XML Comment into these APIs: Rails API. (should be complete soon)
  • Mike -  combine Bing Imagery License comments as a succinct list for forwarding to Microsoft legal.
  • Mike - Incorporate into foundation landing page
  • Mike - Provide text to Grant re and friends in Sept 20th minutes. ?OS or linking to attribution page or both? … liaise with CWG 
  • Mike - Thank pavel for kindly agreeing to use the bulk of his contributions.
  • Grant - DMCA address update
  • Grant - We also need to have better set of DMCA-related links to satisfy US / UK / German law.
  • Mike - Data imports & reciprocal licenses. Air to Management team and to legal-talk.

3. Finalise today's agenda

4. Technical Rebuild

Progress and issues

There has been a jump in progress towards the licence change due to the full time engagement of Andy Allan on completion work on the redaction codebase and such ancillary work as is required to test it and run it against the production database. He has made rapid progress and attained the first agreed milestone, which is:

  • There are no failing tests with the potential to impact unambiguously good data (I believe this to have been a no-op, but it was an important gate in the process)
  • The redaction bot, having previously manipulated mock objects, can now run against a real API instance, opening the door to end-to-end testing

Andy is proceeding to define and test the exact mechanism by which the bot will be run against an API - whether to adopt a strategy that operates on defined geographic chunks (probably), what strategies can be used to avoid needlessly processing clean objects etc.

More complete updates and discussion of ongoing work can be found on the rebuild list.

5. Hall of Shame

  • Azzugia - held over pending update from Henk

8. AOB

Next Meeting:

Tuesday July 3rd 18:00 UTC / 19:00 BST(UK) / 20:00 CEST