[OSM-legal-talk] US local government data: negotiating license?
mike at ayeltd.biz
Mon Oct 6 17:00:57 BST 2008
Unless I missed out, I don't think you got any replies to your message below? Let me stick my neck out and give a few hints on how to proceed. I am sure it could be improved and others might like to comment on suitability. A boilerplate has been suggested before and it would be good to evolve one. The usual caveats, IANAL and I've negotiated with business but not government departments.
After xxxx, the trail data will be merged into a global public database called OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is a non-commercial project to create and provide free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project's website main page http://www.openstreetmap.org shows how the data can be used to make free maps. Anyone can use the data for any purpose provided that they comply with attributing and sharing provisions - current information about which can be found here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/OpenStreetMap_License. As a courtesy your own crediting information will be added to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Attribution .
At 08:42 PM 23/09/2008, David Carmean wrote:
>Have any of you persuaded a local (US) government to release data under a license
>compatible with OSM? I've been sent a shapefile for a network of recreational trails
>by a local government association (represents nine counties).
>I explained my plans on the telephone to the official who sent me the files, and she
>gave me crediting info, but she did not specify that the data must in fact be credited,
>Should I call their legal department? Or might there be a better way to guide them
>into giving us what we need? :)
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