[OSM-legal-talk] Use of data from the EU GMES/Copernicus programme
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sat Jan 16 13:57:01 UTC 2016
I thought I'd bring this up here since sooner or later use of this data
is likely going to be of interest for OSM.
Short background: The EU Copernicus programme (http://www.copernicus.eu)
is an EU publicly financed earth observation program that produces
various types of geodata and makes some of this, primarily satellite
imagery (Sentinel satellites) but also secondary data resulting from
further processing and other sources, available to the public.
Conditions of use are based on an EU regulation which is the basis of
the terms and conditions for data use like in case of Sentinel
It is my understanding that by listing Copernicus data sources on the
contributors wiki page OSM would satisfy the requirements of the EU
regulation to inform the public about the data source. Note in
contrast to the various attribution licenses this regulation
specifically does not require you to make sure downstream data users
also do the same (this was part of the terms earlier but it seems to
have been specifically removed). None the less i wanted to put this up
for discussion here before adding this to the contributors page and
thereby implying use of this data is OK.
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