[OSM-legal-talk] Mass import of TeleAtlas data

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 21 15:03:01 BST 2008

Brian Quinion wrote:
>Sent: 21 August 2008 2:49 PM
>To: Licensing and other legal discussions.
>Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] Mass import of TeleAtlas data
>As an aside,
>I was unable to find any information / suggestions / procedure
>documented on the wiki as what to do if you suspect someone is copying
>data from a copyright source which means it is left pretty much up to
>each person to decide what to do.
>So far the procedure seems to be:
>1) Contact the user via their talk page with the evidence.  Be polite
>- you might be wrong or they might have permission.
>2) If there is no response (after 5 days) or you are deeply
>unconvinced by the response post your evidence to the legal-talk
>mailing list (or your country specific mailing list if you think this
>would be more appropriate).

I'd recommend an email to secretary at osmfoundation.org before spreading it
about publically. We would rather we dealt with these issues quietly rather
than making a big deal of them. As Frederik pointed out, in some cases it
will be matter of educating the user. We would rather have users conforming
rather than alienated.



>3) The OSM community as a whole will take it from there.
>I realise that this sounds rather bureaucratic but I think some
>guidelines would be helpful.  If the above is pretty much correct I'll
>add it to the FAQ on the wiki.
> Brian
>On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 2:06 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>>> The right place would obviously be user Pranas' inbox. Have you at
>>>> made an attempt talking to him before demanding, in public, that all
>>>> contributions should be deleted?
>>> I have to admit that the very detailed examples that Albertas brought up
>in his mail, do look convincing
>> Sure they do. But even *if* that user was importing proprietary data
>> wholesale it could be a misunderstanding, and one could at least make an
>> attempt to clarify this with him and only go public if that doesn't get
>> one anywhere.
>> (For all you know, that guy could even have a written ok from TeleAtlas
>> for what he's doing, or more likely from those people from whom
>> TeleAtlas get their data, or whatever.)
>> I'm just saying that we should not publicly talk about what someone does
>> without at least making an attempt to contact him - FIRST. If he says
>> "go away it's none of your business" then you can still go public.
>> Bye
>> Frederik
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