[HOT] Licensing of Software Developed by HOT

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Tue Feb 26 08:38:17 UTC 2013

(I switched the subject since the topic had changed a bit)

I think that HOT should probably vote on a standard license for all
software that HOT funds that is developed from scratch. It would
probably be best to discuss the pros/cons of types of different types
of licenses.

Of course for software people develop completely in their own
free-time they can obviously do what they want. Though I would think
as HOT we would only want to advocate and teach software under an open

The separate data store and the export tool are licensed BSD.


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Pierre GIRAUD <pierre.giraud at gmail.com> wrote:
> As discussed with Nicolás this morning on the IRC, the Tasking Manager
> also lacks a license.
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM, Nicolás Alvarez
> <nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Kate,
>> My crowdsourcing web app is a prototype / proof of concept that went
>> too far :) I wrote it in literally 3 hours, plus some improvements
>> later (such as showing 2x2 tiles instead of only 1). It could use
>> loooots of work.
>> I'll upload the code to a public repository as soon as I decide a name
>> (repositories need a name!) and a license :)
>> --
>> Nicolás
>> 2013/2/25, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>:
>>> Thanks Kate,
>>> Nicolas, this PovAddict on the HOT irc was the ideator and developper of
>>> this.
>>> He is now pushed by the events on the hot irc. People are very enthousiast
>>> about this and many name suggestions were made this morning. Other
>>> suggestions for the name are welcomed.
>>> And yes, it would be good to place the source in a repo with the possibility
>>> to add tickets. The tickets, they are live right now on the irc.
>>> Amazing!
>>> Pierre
>>>> De : Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
>>>>À : Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
>>>>Cc : HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>>>>Envoyé le : Dimanche 24 février 2013 23h32
>>>>Objet : Re: [HOT] Mali Activation Follow-up
>>>>Hi Pierre,
>>>>The Crowdsourcing of Imagery application is cool. I have a couple
>>>>unrelated suggestions:
>>>>1. Give it a name of some sort that is a little less generic. Since we
>>>>already do crowdsoucing of imagery. Maybe something like "Is there a
>>>>village?" (okay I'm terrible at naming things).
>>>>2. Is there a repo somewhere for the source code? If so it would be
>>>>great if there is somewhere to log tickets. My initial request would
>>>>be a way to zoom in, depending on the size of the damn you are talking
>>>>about it is difficult to see at the current zoom.
>>>>On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>>>>> Humanitarians are starting to access villages in north of Mali and we
>>>>> coordinate with them to support their activities.  HOT contributors are
>>>>> working on datafiles for various Public services, trying to geolocate
>>>>> these
>>>>> infrastructures.  We are working closely with OCHA coordinator in Bamako
>>>>> and
>>>>> started last week discussion with Clusters. The first discussion was with
>>>>> the WASH coordination Cluster for water and sanitation. We have exchange
>>>>> about our experiences geolocating various infrastructures and ways to
>>>>> improve coordinattion eand exchange of information.
>>>>> Tomorrow at 16:30 GMT a second discussion is scheduled with the Education
>>>>> Cluster on the irc   irc://irc.oftc.net/hot.
>>>>> In such a vast and complex territory to map, we have made substantial
>>>>> progress. But there is still a lot to do. Thanks to all of those who come
>>>>> on
>>>>> the irc, discuss and help in development of tools.
>>>>> Detecting villages in the vast and semi-desertic territory north of Mopti
>>>>> is
>>>>> still a priority. Nicolas Alvarez of HOT has proposed to use Crowsource
>>>>> of
>>>>> Imagery recognition for villages and dams and developped an application.
>>>>> While this is still experimental, it gives very interesting results.
>>>>> Pierre
>>>>> Giraud have adapted the Task Manager to accept Special micro-tasks
>>>>> defined
>>>>> from the result of this Crowdsource exercise. Instead of having
>>>>> contiguous
>>>>> micro-task tiles, we have tiles only where villages were detected.
>>>>> Others contributors are participate to the development on the irc
>>>>> irc://irc.oftc.net/hot proposing various ways to deal with imagery
>>>>> recognition.  People with some expertise in Spatial analysis in QGIS
>>>>> could
>>>>> be of great help to analyze data produced by the Crowdsource application.
>>>>> Map that shows the result of the Crowsourcing at
>>>>> http://pgiraud.cartodb.com/tables/mali_crowdsource_waypoints/embed_map?title=true&description=true&search=false&shareable=false&cartodb_logo=true&sql=
>>>>> GPX file result of the Crowdsource tool at
>>>>> http://harrywood.dev.openstreetmap.org/africaplaces/missingplaces_tm_198.gpx
>>>>> You can contribute by mapping selecting tasks through the Tasking
>>>>> Manager. I
>>>>> invite you to test the
>>>>> Task Manager job based on these Crowdsourcing results.
>>>>> http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/198
>>>>> You can also pass the word that people with no experience can contribute
>>>>> by
>>>>> Crowdsourcing of Imagery recognition. This application is very simple. We
>>>>> either click on the image where we see a village, or click to move to the
>>>>> next image.
>>>>> See http://stuff.povaddict.com.ar/mali-crowdsource/
>>>>> Pierre
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>   | Pierre GIRAUD
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