[OSM-talk] Metro Extracts archived version (was: Geofabrik downloads post-licence-change)
mike at stamen.com
Mon Mar 26 23:29:05 BST 2012
On the subject of license change planning, I'm in the process of archiving a current version of http://metro.teczno.com to the Internet Archive, a non-profit whose mission explicitly calls for the preservation of cultural artifacts:
"…without cultural artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. And paradoxically, with the explosion of the Internet, we live in what Danny Hillis has referred to as our "digital dark age." The Internet Archive is working to prevent the Internet - a new medium with major historical significance - and other "born-digital" materials from disappearing into the past." (http://archive.org/about/about.php)
I expect the uploading to take another day or more, with the final archive appearing here:
It's partially available now. I'm also including a complete copy of the OSM planet file as of March 14th, the version I used to generate the extracts above.
On Mar 22, 2012, at 11:56 PM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> this is a small heads-up to users of the Geofabrik downloads from download.geofabrik.de.
> After the OSM license change is complete and the first ODbL planet is published, it will take another day or so to generate the first round of extracts and shape files, and daily production will then resume normally, with all extracts published under ODbL.
> However, to avoid people downloading the new, differently-licensed extracts without knowing, we will change the download URL (most likely from /osm/... to /openstreetmap/...). The last version of the CC-BY-SA extracts will remain, un-updated, under /osm for a while, and then we will make /osm point to a big "url has changed" page.
> There will be no automatic redirects.
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