Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 6th March 2012
19:00 - 20:04 GMT
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Simon Poole, Grant Slater, Dermot McNally, Richard Weait, Michael Collinson, Oliver Kühn
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meetings
The LWG last met February 28th for a long-form meeting.
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. Contact and re-map
Very successful, it works and no problems. About 200 / 25% have agreed. Several significant Aus, German and UK non-responders have agreed and we down 30,000 to 40,000 hi
Simon proposes another list of small mappers, down to about 40 highways.
Mike - Give Sweden contact
5. Technical Rebuild
It was noted that the “Changeset-level exception agreement” wiki page:
...is heeded by the WTFE and related tools only on a case-by-case basis. This provides poor feedback to community members wishing to know whether the changesets they submit are actioned, pending, disputed, etc. A difficulty about using an open wiki page to hold such information is that accountability for edits is low. A number of options were discussed including
6. OSM Poland
The key current issue is some form of reciprocity whereby UMP would allow continued use of data imported from them and they can continue to use OSM data for their particular needs. UMP is a project in similar spirit to OSM.
OSM community feedback received so far is that any permission to use data outside our normal licensing should be applied to anyone who uses OSM data. This severely restricts our options. We will continue to explore whether UMP needs could be met under the ODbL license irrespective of their own CC-BY-SA end licensing. A combination of two possibilities might work, but we need to understand more exactly how UMP uses/wants to use our data. 1) UMP can use our (non-highway) data as a Produced Work layer because that can be licensed as CC-BY-SA. 2) If UMP’s only need for OSM highways is to compare and look for possible anomalies, (“verifying”), which are then completely independently mapped by UMP … then no OSM data is copied and therefore no derived database is created … this may be legitimate under ODbL … we may need to seek advice on this one from legal counsel or from Open Knowledge Foundation. Mike will update UMP.
7. OSM Czech Republic
Dermot has worked on this. The pavel-account imports now show up as clean on cleanmap and no longer show up in OSMI and Potlatch/JOSM. So, done except for final redaction. Petr has been informed.
Apologies from Oliver.
Tuesday Mar 13th 11:00 PST / 14:00 EST / 19:00 UTC / 19:00 GMT(UK) / 20:00 CET