[OSM-dev] Licence redaction ready to begin
richard at systemeD.net
Mon Jul 9 21:46:43 BST 2012
I'm pleased to announce that the licence change bot is ready to get
Starting this week, we will be 'redacting' the contributions (less than
1%) from the live database that are not compatible with the new
Contributor Terms and Open Database Licence (ODbL) - in other words,
they will no longer be accessible. We are expecting to begin on
_Wednesday_ (9th July) assuming a couple of final setup details are
completed by then.
The bot will run in the following order:
3. Western Europe
4. North America
6. rest of the world
Once it is complete, we will be ready to distribute data under the ODbL
and we'll advise of that with a separate announcement. The final
pre-redaction dataset available under CC-BY-SA has now been generated at
http://planet.openstreetmap.org/planet-120704.osm.bz2 . Where data has
been redacted, any attempt to access it from the API or the site's
'browse' pages will return a response to that effect.
Test runs have shown that the bot is functioning as we want it to, but
we will of course be monitoring its progress. We are currently expecting
it to take in the order of one month to complete; given the many
variables I'm afraid we can't give a more precise steer yet, but we'll
aim to keep everyone updated as it runs (via the announce@ and talk@ lists).
There will be _no_ API outage and no other interruption to editing. When
the bot is running in your area, please do save your edits frequently to
minimise the likelihood of conflict.
(Separate messages are going to talk-ie@ and talk-gb@ as the first two
areas to be affected. Please do forward and translate this for your
local mailing lists.)
As you know we were expecting this to start just after 1st April and the
complexity of the task incurred the delay. Thank you all very much for
your patience in waiting for it to get underway. Thank you especially to
those who have contributed to the code, whether by patches, suggestions
or just helping to firm up the workings.
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