[OSM-legal-talk] GADM license - any news?

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Aug 25 22:02:43 UTC 2015

On 8/25/2015 3:55 AM, Simon Poole wrote:
> - in dire circumstances and with a very large effort, as Paul has
> pointed out, three and a half years ago I managed to get hold of the
> responsible person  with GADM and get explicit permission for a handful
> of datasets that had been imported in violation of the import guidelines
> and in principle should have been deleted
> - the situation is documented here
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Contributors#GADM_.28Global_Administrative_Areas.29
For a number of other data sets explicitly said they were unable to 
grant permission for non-commercial use. Since some of the data was 
coming from government agencies, it's possible the non-commercial 
requirements for those datasets are set down in law.
> - AFAIK I'm the last person that managed to get hold of the GADM people
> and I don't see anybody volunteering to try again

About a year later I tried to get into contact with anyone involved in 
GADM and couldn't get a reply.

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