Licensing Working Group
Tuesday 24th July 2012
18:00 - 18:52 GMT
Agenda & Minutes
Present: Dermot McNally, Simon Poole, Michael Collinson, Grant Slater
Minutes by: Michael
1. Adoption of Minutes of last meetings
The LWG last met July 17th.
2. MATTERS ARISING (open action items from previous meetings)
3. Finalise today's agenda
4. Redaction Bot progress and issues
Huge progress by the redaction bot over the last week. Just one square to finish in Japan and Poland and South Pole are running now. After that it should just be the North Pole to go. We can now say with confidence that the technical process will complete within a few days. We have also seen that contributor remapping is in full swing. A lot of activity is going in Australia both by local mappers and folks from other countries getting involved with the Australian community via talk-au. We thank everyone concerned and encourage such co-operation.
5. GPS traces
The LWG does not feel that there is sufficient creative IP in an GPS trace created for mapping purposes, (a set of points made by an electronic instrument without any human input), to force pulling traces made by undecided or declined users or for contributors to stop using them. This may however vary in different jurisdictions. We therefore note that non-agreeing contributors who are unhappy with the continued use of their traces always have the option of deleting them.
Grant has made dumps, (12th March and 12th June, the latter a 10GB file including elevation data), of the GPS points cloud which will continue to be published under CC-BY-SA but will have no integration with the live database. He is also working on a release of the GPX trace files. These can be found at http://planet.openstreetmap-org/gps
Once preserved, we will consider actively deleting at least those traces made by explicitly declined contributors.
Tuesday July 31st 18:00 UTC / 19:00 BST(UK) / 20:00 CEST