Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 24th January 2012
19:00 - 20:37 GMT
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Richard Weait, Grant Slater, Dermot McNally, Michael Collinson
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meetings
The LWG last met January 17th for a long-form meeting.
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. OSM Czech Republic / pavel
Pavel Machek (username pavel) imported some parts of data from datasets:
* HS-RS - roads; explicit permission to use the data in OSM was granted
 http://email@example.com/msg06928.html (in English)
The most painful to the Czech community would probably be the loss of forests and waterways, because we would also lose a lot of edits that followed after the import. Roads and address points can be recreated much more easily, as there are quite reliable free sources for this.
The Czech OSM community believes that the explicit permission from Pavel is
LWG had an initial discussion and is collecting more information.
5. OSM Poland
Whatever the final outcome of license discussions, LWG acknowledges the debt the OpenStreetmap community owes UMP-pcPL for kick starting the OSM map in Poland. LWG feels that website acknowledgements should be upgraded and has or is doing the following:
Existing text: “Poland: Contains data from UMP-pcPL maps. Copyright UMP-pcPL contributors.”
Links to official website http://ump.waw.pl/
PROPOSED ADDITION: “More about OSM’s use of UMP data can be found here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UMP2OSM_Importing”
Grant - Implement in Rails code
Mike has added more information about the UMP-pcPL project and how it kick-started OSM’s map of Poland.
More obvious link to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UMP2OSM_Importing added
Added information about UMP-pcPL’s core project and acknowledged their help to UMP.
6 Database contact and re-map
Contact-then-remap programs were launched in the USA courtesy of Martijn van Exel.
Global picture: No updated node/highway ownership stats this week . Problematic nodes are down to 32.2M; problematic ways down to 3.2M. Relations that may not survive the license change is down about 2,000 .
 Based on node count, http://odbl.poole.ch/
 "Nodes Created" http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/munin.html
- Letter to 132 German-speaking decliners (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Has gone out and had a positive response with 10 agreeing so far.
Need to deal with written responses when they have stopped coming in. Mike - Make sure on a future agenda.
Dermot to draft an English-language skeleton for possibly sending to other countries.
- Global contact-and-remap
Once LWG has concretely communicated with the Polish and Czech Republic communities that they have special circumstances, we will do a check with osm-talk that the community feels that “critical mass” has been achieved and then do a general announcement to announce, osm-talk list and blog asking folks to contact non-agreers in their local areas and then start any remapping that they can do. This should happen within two weeks. osm-talk moderators are cool that this will be an on topic discussion with only legal-nitpicks sent to the legal list. Specifically, discussion and requests for help about remapping should be judged on-topic.
7. Feedback from legal counsel on GPX tracks and bot changes
Response from counsel received. We would like to get advice from other legal jurisdictions before taking a formal position.
- Countries where data collections is not officially allowed (China, India, …)
Tuesday Jan 31st 11:00 PST / 14:00 EST / 19:00 UTC / 19:00 GMT(UK) / 20:00 CET