[OSM-legal-talk] ODI geospatial data re-users guide

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Oct 24 10:00:15 UTC 2018

Hi Deborah

That sounds like an useful and interesting project.

I would however like to note that the warning at the top of the "use
case" page is to be taken literally.

Neither are the use cases vetted against what has been typically
actually been asked (contrary to the thought up use cases) since the
licence change 6 years ago, nor are the answers likely to be in all
cases what we would answer now. The later in particular because we've
produced a larger body of guidance based on what are typically real
questions over the years, see:
https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Licence/Community_Guidelines and

From a practical pov I would suspect that you would want to cover at
least the current versions of CC BY and CC BY-SA too as they are the
most popular "creative work" licenses misused for data licensing / terms
of use.

If the LWG can be of any help, please feel free to contact us at:
legal at osmfoundation.org


Am 24.10.2018 um 10:45 schrieb Deborah Yates:
> Hi all,
> I am writing to let you know about a project we are working on at the
> Open Data Institute that draws on the existing work of the OSM community. 
> As part of our larger project
> <https://theodi.org/article/how-can-we-support-the-publication-and-use-of-more-open-geospatial-data/>
> to look at how we can support the publication and use of more open
> geospatial data we are developing a geospatial data re-users guide.
> I've included some more details below.
> *Geospatial data re-users guide*
> Our goal is to create guidance that will help geospatial data users
> understand how to comply with licences associated with geospatial
> datasets. We are focussing on Ordnance Survey and OpenStreetMap (ODbL)
> licences to begin with. 
> The guide will include use cases ('I am an X, I want to do X') with
> guidance beneath to help them understand what is allowed under what
> circumstances. This isn't intended to be a legal document, more a
> useful help to navigate the complexities of licensing to encourage
> reuse of the data. 
> *Our approach*
>   * We are using the OSM use cases
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Data_License/Use_Cases#Using_map_images_created_from_OSM_Data> published
>     on the wiki as a starting point 
>   * We plan to create an open document to seek external input and
>     sense check the types of use cases to cover. 
>   * We then intend to provide answers for each use case for each
>     licence type (initially the ODbL, OS Data Exploration Licence and
>     the Open Government Licence). 
>   * We also plan to work in the open to review/ add to the answers/
>     explanations.
>   * We'll be encouraging people to add to the open doc via twitter and
>     through our networks, it would be great if you could support us in
>     this also.
> By working in this way we hope to make sure we produce something
> useful and accurate.
> Finally, our overall geospatial project is due to end by 30th Nov so
> we will be developing this relatively quickly. 
> I hope this sounds like a worthwhile piece of work to you, if you have
> any questions or would like any more information please don't hesitate
> to get in touch. 
> Thanks,
> Deborah
> Deborah Yates, Technical Consultant at theODI.org <http://theodi.org>
> +44 (0) 20 3598 9395 @deborah_yates
> The ODI, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE
> <http://www.theodi.org/contact>
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