Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 18th October 2011
18:00 - 19:02 GMT
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Oliver Kühn, Ed Avis, Michael Collinson, Grant Slater, Henk Hoff
Apologies: Richard, Dermot
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meetings
The LWG last met September 20th.
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. Ed Avis research - Does copyright apply to OSM data?
Ed has circulated to the LWG the report received from his US contact. UK one still to go.
5. Old and new LWG members
Oliver and Dermot are joining us from the board, with Oliver being the official board representative replacing Henk. Henk will continue to join meetings and assist on a part-time basis. Mike proposed a vote of thanks to Henk for all his work and for attending almost every meeting over a period of at least two years. The vote was carried unanimously.
6. Weekly or bi-weekly meetings?
For conformancy, we will go to back to a weekly, keeping some of them short and only dealing with some of our routine items once every two weeks.
7. data.gov.au imports
There has been correspondance between Michael Collinson and data.gov.au requesting permission to continue including their data given: that CC-BY requirements for users of OSM data to equally attribute all contributors, the impracticality of that and the fact that we will no longer be requiring such secondary attribution as teh result of a switch to another license. As a result, such permission has been given. data.gov.au point out that this only applies to datasets licensed under CC-BY (2.5 or 3.0).
The exact permission has been summarised as below. data.gov.au have actively reviewed earlier versions of the page and have been given opportunity to say if it is not accurate. So far, they have not done so.
“Contains data from Australian government public information datasets. The original datasets are available from the Australian government data website under Creative Commons - Attribution 2.5 Australia (CC-BY) and Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC-BY). We have also been given explicit permission to incorporate and publish such CC-BY licensed geographic coordinate datasets under a free and open license, including the Open Database License, provided that primary attribution is made here and that each dataset used is also listed here in the format Dataset Name, Date Published, License, Agency Name, originally retrieved from http://data.australia.gov.au: “
8. ODbL implementation
Voluntary accepts from older contributors are over 45k. Voluntary accept rate is about
9. Database re-build
Mike has kicked off a document to capture technical needs that have come up in LWG conversations and related suggestions and questions that have come from Frederik Ramm and others. We can move it to wiki.openstreetmap.org when it has some structure.
Public read-only copy:
10. Hall of Shame
These are *alleged* cases of violation of OSM copyright.
NGI has accepted Lance Burger draft but added some wording of their own. Mike has reviewed. One change needs technical input as it potential puts a burden on OSMF to report to NGI changes made to data that they have contributed.
Tuesday Oct 25th 11am PST / 14:00 EST / 18:00 UTC / 19:00 BST(UK) / 20:00 CEST AND/OR a date/time to suit Australian time zone.
Note: European clocks change 30th Oct and US/Canada clocks change 6th Nov