[OSM-legal-talk] MoU between OSM and NLSF
pekka.sarkola at gispo.fi
Tue Jul 3 17:02:50 BST 2012
I have prepared with National Land Survey of Finland Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) about usage of their datasets by OpenStreetMap
activists. Hare is current draft text for everybody to comment:
Memorandum of Understanding
This Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter MoU) is between the National
Land Survey of Finland (hereinafter NLSF) and OpenStreetMap contributors
NLSF started to use a new Open Data License for their topographic
information datasets (hereinafter Data) on 1st of May 2012. NLSFs Open Data
License grants a worldwide, free of charge and irrevocable parallel right of
use to open data. This MoU clarifies how Data can be used when OSM are
collecting data to be part of OpenStreetMap database.
Usage of NLSFs data
NLSF data can be used at least two (2) ways by OSM:
- As reference data: NLSF Data can be used as reference data. For example
NLSFs raster maps or aerial photographs can used as source data when OSM
databases are digitized, corrected, validated or in any other way.
- As import source: NLSF Data can be imported to be an integral part of
OSM will add NLSFs contribution to OpenStreetMap wiki pages as follows:
National Land Survey of Finland
Contains data from National Land Survey of Finland Topographic
Database and other sources,
data extractions started on 05/2012. More specific data sources and
data extraction dates are
documented as part of data and in OSM wiki pages
OSM are preparing guidelines for all OpenStreetMap data collectors on how to
include necessary tag-information for the OpenStreetMap data features.
Reasons to make this kind of MoU:
- Common understanding among OSMers what can and what cannot do with NLSF
- Clarify OSMers goals for NLSF when using their datasets
Some people may say that we don't even need this kind of MoU. IMHO: maybe
it's better to have something than nothing.
However, all comments are welcome!
pekka.sarkola at gispo.fi - GSM +358 40 725 2042
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