Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 11th September 2012
18:00 - 18:40 UTC
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Simon Poole, Grant Slater, Michael Collinson
Apologies: Oliver, Dermot
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meeting
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. Phase 5 License Change-Over
The OpenStreetMap geodata license change-over from CC-BY-SA to ODbL 1.0, a share alike license written specifically for open data, is now complete. The key events were:
2012-09-03 LWG recommends to OSMF board that in our opinion a best effort to clean the database of CC-BY-SA-only data was now complete and that the license change should go ahead.
2012-09-05 Board endorses LWG recommendation, provided that all relevant on-line documentation was in place before the formal switch.
2012-09-06 Initial pre-announcement at SOTM 2012 in Tokyo.
2012-09-11 Richard W’s posting announcing the actual change-over.
Mike - write to wikipedia general counsel, open data commons, Jordan Hatcher, Rufus Pollock.
Japan government data
LWG will now take a 3 month long break. In the case of urgent items, we will deal with them by email if possible. Else, we will convene meetings as required.