[Imports-us] [Talk-us] Baltimore Building Outlines Import

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sun May 5 06:29:15 UTC 2013

> From: Jason Remillard [mailto:remillard.jason at gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Baltimore Building Outlines Import
> Hi,
> If you carefully read the original mail, you will see two download
> links. Both of those links it says the data is public domain  I don't
> think the the web site terms of use apply. The data can't both be in the
> public domain and have a license.

There's three contradictory claims of license on that page.

The PD claim on the page, the CC BY claim on the linked terms and the text
of the terms itself.

My guess is this is an issue of one department not knowing what the other is
doing in terms of copyright and licenses.

Regardless of the reason, any data from them clearly cannot be contributed
into OSM until their license mess is sorted out.

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