[OSM-legal-talk] Toronto data license: Incompatible with OSM

Andy Robinson ajrlists at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 14 09:01:28 GMT 2009


But maybe if you chat to them they might consider releasing to OSM under a
modified license to get around this?

Cheers

Andy

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 12:17 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> I'm disappointed that (in my opinion) the more-then-a-dozen data sets
> released by the city of Toronto recently are incompatible with
> OpenStreetMap due to the Toronto Open Data License.
>
> The license can be found here for those interested:
> http://www.toronto.ca/open/terms.htm#licence
>
> The largest stumbling block is the requirement that each end user
> agree to the terms.  This appears to be a "click-wrap" requirement and
> that won't fly with us.  The offending passage is
>
> "If you distribute or provide access to these datasets to any other
> person, whether in original or modified form, you agree to include a
> copy of, or this Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for, these Terms of
> Use and to ensure any such person agrees to, and is bound by, them but
> without introducing any further restrictions of any kind."
>
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Cheers

Andy Robinson
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