[Imports] Vancouver Open Data Catalogue - OK to Import?

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sat Aug 13 10:01:19 BST 2011


The city TOU has non-open terms. The TOU is not even compatible with another
city using the same TOU. One example is "The City reserves the right to
assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defence and control of any matter
otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You agree not to settle any
matter without the written consent of the City." What this means is that if
you had data under the same license from Burnaby, with Vancouver changed to
Burnaby in the text of the license, you could not merge the data because you
would have to be able to grand exclusive defense to two parties.

 

 

From: Bryce Nesbitt [mailto:bryce2 at obviously.com] 
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 8:55 PM
To: imports at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [Imports] Vancouver Open Data Catalogue - OK to Import?

 

I'm looking to import to OSM some data from:
http://data.vancouver.ca/


The terms <http://data.vancouver.ca/termsOfUse.htm>  seem good:

The City of Vancouver (City) now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free,
non-exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all
current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose. You now
acknowledge that this licence does not give you a copyright or other
proprietary interest in the datasets.

Are they good enough to import into OSM?

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