[OSM-legal-talk] GADM and Bolivia

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Wed Jan 23 09:03:00 GMT 2013

Whoops - wrong cc. Too tired + autocomplete. Not that there's anything
secret, just no need to say anything much if we got permission.

Just a random work item from the DWG.

> From: Paul Norman [mailto:penorman at mac.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:32 AM
> Subject: [OSM-legal-talk] GADM and Bolivia
> I'm sure we're all overjoyed to have this come up again...
> Background/refresher:
> GADM is a global administrative boundary dataset under a non-commercial
> license. Some people imported data from it into OSM, not realizing (or
> not
> caring) that it was incompatible with CC BY-SA, ODbL as well as any open
> license.
> At the time of the redaction we found this out and Simon asked about
> Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Uganda, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan,
> Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Syria.
> We received permission for Turkey, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast,
> Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Syria but GADM couldn't grant the
> rights in Ecuador, Uganda,  Rwanda, Kenya, and Mozambique.
> While looking at something else I came across an import of
> administrative boundaries from GADM in Bolivia. This was not identified
> at the time by looking at the wiki, so we never asked GADM about it.
> The one changeset I've identified is
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/3993096, by LLAQWA, the
> person who imported Ecuador GADM data that had to be redacted. Previous
> efforts to contact him were unsuccessful, so I see no point in trying
> again.
> Simon is skiing, so what I propose doing is contacting the person from
> GADM who replied before, and if they can't grant permission then it'll
> need to be redacted.
> I was unable to identify any way of contacting the Bolivian community,
> or even if there is one. I don't think that it changes much anyways - if
> we can't get permission, we need to redact.

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