OpenStreetMap Foundation

Licensing Working Group

  Tuesday 21st August 2012

18:00 -  19:05 UTC

Agenda & Minutes


Present: Grant Slater, Simon Poole, Dermot McNally

Apologies: Oliver

Minutes by: Michael

1. Adoption of Minutes of last meeting

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 - We also need to have better set of DMCA-related links to satisfy US / UK / German law. (done, but needs check)
  • Mike - Data imports & reciprocal licenses. Air to Management team and to legal-talk
  • Grant - formal DMCA web-form completion before redaction ends, (as distinct from free-form email or postal letter). (in-progress)

3. Finalise today's agenda

4. Pre-License Change-Over Issues

- We reviewed a draft of Grant’s draft DMCA take-down form

The current form is specifically tailored for the US DMCA procedure. We discussed other jurisdictions and will work on these in the future. Here is an example of a UK site:

- Formal response to UMP Poland email. (done)

We think there are two things to do:

1) The blacklist is probably missing a series of change-sets from a specific OSM contributor. Mike has asked for a specific list of those change-sets.

2) Follow-up on blacklist question

There appear to be some ways that are in UMP blacklist change-sets but have survived redaction. Mike to investigate further

- Copy-and-paste editing

This is being actively removed. Thank you to DWG and Paul Norman.

5. AOB

Next Meeting:

Tuesday August 28th18:00 UTC / 19:00 BST(UK) / 20:00 CEST