[OSM-legal-talk] Acceptable licences and splitting account edits
Robert Whittaker (OSM)
robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 09:06:39 BST 2011
On 13 April 2011 22:24, James Livingston <lists at sunsetutopia.com> wrote:
> With the upcoming requirement to accept/decline the contributor terms,
> I thought it was about time to figure out whether and how I can agree to
> them. I've had a look around but can't see any FAQs for the contributor
> terms, just for the ODbL part. I'm sure I can't be the only person in this
> situation, so having a list of what to do in various situations would be quite handy.
> Using my account I have added data that is under various licences, some of which
> will and some of which won't be compatible with ODbL. To be able to keep any of
> it, I'll presumably need to split my changesets up.
> 1) How do I move changesets to a new account?
> 2) How should they be split - one account for ODbL-compatible and
> ODbL-incompatible? One account per licence/source? Something else?
> For each of the licenses/sources, I think we should have a definitive answer as to
> whether they are a) ODbL compatible, and b) Contributor Terms compatible. In
> my case I have my own contributions, CC-BY data, CC-BY-SA data, and public
> domain data. In addition there is data that is derived from imagery from Yahoo,
> NearMap, and Bing.
+1 for all of the above.
In addition, I'll also need a way to search for change-sets I created
with certain strings in the comments, and for edits I made that added
certain strings to the source=* tag.
As well as the licenses mentioned above, UK mappers will also need the
results of the promised "OSMF Legal Review"  of the Open Government
License, and the variant of this (which adds more stringent
attribution requirements) which is now being used by Ordnance Survey
for their OS OpenData products.
 See the entries for "OS StreetView" and "OS VectorMap District" in
the tables at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue
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